Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Wednesday sentenced three people including former Coal Secretary HC Gupta to 3 years imprisonment in Vikas Metal power Ltd coal block allocation case.
Also, two private persons have been sentenced to 4 years imprisonment. The court had on November 30 convicted Gupta, former joint secretary in Ministry of Coal K S Kropha and the then director (CA-I) in the ministry KC Samria. The court also convicted the firm, Vikash Metals and Power Limited, its managing director Vikash Patni and its authorised signatory Anand Mallick.
The CBI had registered an FIR in the case in September 2012. The Special court in Delhi held all of them guilty of criminal conspiracy and under other sections of Prevention of Corruption Act.