Coal scam: former coal secretary HC Gupta convicted

  • Coal scam: former coal secretary HC Gupta convicted
19-05-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Former coal secretary HC Gupta has been convicted in a coal scam by a special court in New Delhi on Friday. The court will pronounce the sentence on May 22.

Along with Gupta, the special CBI court has convicted the coal ministry’s former joint secretary K S Kropha and former director K C Samaria in a case of irregularities in allocation of Thesgora-B Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd.

Earlier, in October 2016, the court framed charges against the accused.

During arguments in the court, accused Gupta claimed that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had given the final approval in the case.

However, CBI refuted his claim and said that Singh was not well informed about the case and misled.
 

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