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calgate A special court today convicted H. Gupta and two others in the coal scam case. A Delhi court on Wednesday sentenced former coal secretary H. Gupta to three-year imprisonment in a coal block allocation scam case which happened during the previous UPA regime at the Centre.
Gupta Convicted in Coal Scam Case. The CBI had sought a maximum of seven years imprisonment for the scaam convicted persons and imposition of a heavy sczm on the private firm. The offences for which they had been convicted entail a minimum punishment of one year in jail, going up to a maximum of seven years.
The court had on November 30 convicted Gupta, former joint secretary in coal ministry Kropha and the then director CA-I in the ministry Samria.
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Gupta, who was the coal secretary from December 31, to Novemberhas already been convicted before this in two other cases of coal block allocation in which he had been sentenced to jail for two and three years respectively. He is out on bail in both the cooalgate. Kropha, who was then the joint secretary, ministry of coal, retired in December as the chief secretary of Meghalaya. He has also been convicted and sentenced to two years in another coal block allocation scam and has been on bail.
Samria then held the rank of director in the ministry of coal and is joint secretary in the Ministry of Minority Affairs. He has already been convicted and xcam to two years jail term xoalgate another case and was out on bail.
All the convicted persons were taken into judicial custody after pronouncement of coalgqte order on the direction of the court. All have been held guilty for the offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC, including cheating, criminal conspiracy and criminal misconduct. Gupta has been accused in 12 cases of alleged irregularities in coal block allocation scam, prosecutors had said.
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On July 25,the Supreme Court had approved the appointment of Additional Sessions Judge Parashar as a special judge to exclusively deal with all coal scam cases.
In the present case, the court had on August 19, framed charges, including cheating and criminal conspiracy against Gupta, the two public servants, the firm and its two officials.
They all had pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. All the accused were out on bail.
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Samria — were also awarded three-year jail term. The three bureaucrats were also fined Rs 50, each. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on Patni and Coallgate 2 lakh on Mallick. It had also convicted the firm, Patni coaalgate Mallick. Corruption, an Honest Bureaucrat and a Deeper Malaise in India All have been held guilty for the offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC, including cheating, criminal conspiracy and criminal misconduct.
Till now the special court has decided six such cases.