Coal scam case: Ex-coal secretary HC Gupta, two officials sentenced to 3-yr jail term, later granted bail
Two other bureaucrats -- K S Kropha and K C Samria -- were also awarded 3-year of jail term. The three bureaucrats were also fined Rs 50,000 each.
The CBI sought a maximum of seven years imprisonment for the five convicted persons and imposition of heavy fine on the private firm.
The court said Singh, who held the portfolio of Ministry of Coal (MoC), was to act only upon the recommendations made by the 36th Screening Committee.
The court also convicted the firm's managing director Vikash Patni and its authorised signatory Anand Mallick in the case.