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Coal scam: Order on quantum of punishment to ex secy Gupta, 5 others on Dec 5

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A court on Monday said it would pronounce on December 5 its order on the sentencing of former H C and five others convicted for irregularities in the of blocks to a private firm in West

concluded hearing on arguments on the quantum of punishment. The CBI sought a maximum of seven years imprisonment for the five convicted persons and imposition of heavy fine on the private firm.

The for and four other convicted persons sought a lenient sentence.

Gupta's pleaded that he was 70 years old and suffering from various ailments. He only had his pension to support his family, the said.

On November 30, the court convicted Gupta, private firm and as well as one serving and one retired public servant former joint in Ministry of K S Kropha and then (CA-I) in the ministry KC Samria.

The court also convicted the firm's managing Vikash Patni and its authorised signatory

The case pertains to alleged irregularities in the allocation of Moira and Madhujore (North and South) coal blocks in West to VMPL. In September 2012, the CBI registered an FIR in the case.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 13:50 IST