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Apex court grants interim bail to Sukh Ram

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday granted interim bail till Jan 16 to former telecom minister Sukh Ram, 84, who was sentenced to three years\' imprisonment in a 1993 telecom scam case.

Published: 09th January 2012 01:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:11 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday granted interim bail till Jan 16 to former telecom minister Sukh Ram, 84, who was sentenced to three years' imprisonment in a 1993 telecom scam case.

Sukh Ram is accused of showing undue favour to a cable supply company and accepting Rs.300,000 as bribe when he was a minister.

In 2002, he was awarded a three-year jail term under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The 1993 telecom scam for which Sukh Ram has been convicted involves grant of a contract to a Hyderabad firm for supplying telecom equipment to the government at exorbitant rates.

In another case, he was held guilty of possessing disproportionate assets worth Rs.4.25 crore in 2009.



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