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Ex-Coal Secy Gupta and two IAS officers awarded 03-Yrs jail term

By IndianMandarins- 05 Dec 2018


Former coal secretary HC Gupta (Retd IAS:1971), K S Kropha and K C Samria bureaucrats were, on 05 December, awarded three-year jail term in the coal scam case relating to allotment of coal blocks in West Bengal. The CBI had registered an FIR in the case in September 2012.


Delhi’s Patiala House court had reserved the order on 03 December after concluding the arguments on quantum of sentence. Gupta was found guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in the case.


Special Judge Bharat Parashar sentenced other convicted persons – Vikas Patni, Managing Director of Vikash Metals and Power Ltd and its authorised signatory Anand Mallick – to a four-year jail term.


The case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation of Madhujore and Moira and coal blocks in West Bengal to VMPL.

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