CBI court convicts former Coal Secretary HC Gupta in coal scam case

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CBI court convicts former Coal Secretary HC Gupta in coal scam case
CBI court convicts former Coal Secretary HC Gupta in coal scam case

New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court in the national capital convicted former Coal Secretary HC Gupta and others in a coal block allocation case involving Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Limited (KSSPL).

The verdict was delivered by CBI special Judge Bharat Parashar, who convicted Gupta and two former coal ministry officials KS Kropha and KC Samria along with accused firm KSSPL and its Managing Director Pawan Kumar Ahluwalia.

They have been convicted under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act with various charges involving criminal conspiracy. The court will deliver order on quantum of sentence on May 22.

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Chartered Account Amit Goyal, who was also facing trial in the case, was acquitted from all the charges.

The court was hearing a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the allocation of Thesgora-B Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to KSSPL.

The CBI had lodged an FIR accusing the company and others of allegedly misrepresenting facts, including inflated net worth, to acquire the coal block.

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