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Updated: November 20, 2011 02:34 IST

Sukh Ram sentenced to 5 years jail in 1996 telecom scam case

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Special CBI Judge R. P. Pandey also imposed a fine of Rs 4 lakhs on 86-year-old Sukhram on Saturday. In this July, 05, 2002 photo the former minister comes out of court after he was sentenced to three years RI in a telecom case. File photo: PTI
Special CBI Judge R. P. Pandey also imposed a fine of Rs 4 lakhs on 86-year-old Sukhram on Saturday. In this July, 05, 2002 photo the former minister comes out of court after he was sentenced to three years RI in a telecom case. File photo: PTI

The former Telecom Minister, Sukh Ram, was awarded a five-year imprisonment by a Delhi court on Saturday in a 1996 corruption case.

86-year-old Sukh Ram, who had held the Telecom portfolio in P.V. Narasimha Rao’s cabinet and was convicted on Thursday in a cable contract case for taking Rs 3 lakh bribe, was handed out five years jail term by Special CBI judge R.P. Pandey who also imposed a fine of Rs four lakh on him.

He had also been convicted in two separate corruption cases in 2002 and 2009 but remained out of jail.

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