Coalgate case: Two year jail term for ex-coal secretary H C Gupta

Coalgate case: Two year jail term for ex-coal secretary H C Gupta


Coalgate case: Two year jail term for ex-coal secretary H C Gupta


New Delhi: Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar today ordered two year jail term for former coal secretary H C Gupta and two senior government officials, K S Kropha and K C Samaria, in a coal scam case.
After hearing arguments on behalf of the prosecution and defence, the Judge had convicted Gupta and two serving senior Government officials K S Kropha and K C Samaria for irregularities in the allocation of the Thesgora-B Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to a private firm.
Gupta and the two senior government officials will also have to pay a fine of Rs one lakh each The court further imposed a fine of Rs one crore on convicted private firm Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd.
and its Managing Director Pawan Kumar Ahluwalia was sentenced to three-year jail and a fine of Rs 30 lakh.

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