Coal scam case: Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda sentenced to three years in jail

Coal scam case: Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda sentenced to three years in jail


Koda along with former Union coal secretary HC Gupta and four others were held guilty of corruption and other charges in 2007 coal scam case.


By: Kamalking | New Delhi |
Updated:
December 16, 2017 1:24 pm




Madhu Koda leaves court in Delhi Wednesday. (Express Photo)

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda was on Saturday awarded three years jail term by a special court in a case of coal block allocation scam. The special court also awarded a three-year jail term to ex-coal secretary H C Gupta in the case.

The court imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on Koda and Rs one lakh on Gupta. A three year jail term was also awarded to ex-Jharkhand chief secretary A K Basu and Koda’s close aide Vijay Joshi.

However, the court has granted statutory bail for a period of two months to convicts to enable them to file appeals in the Delhi High Court challenging the conviction and the jail term.

As per PTI, the court has also convicted Kolkata-based company, Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd, and imposed a fine of Rs 50 lakh on it, in connection with the case.