Sukhram sentenced to five years jail in 1996 telecom scam case
New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Sukhram was on Saturday awarded five years imprisonment by a Delhi Court after being convicted of taking Rs 3 lakhs as bribe to give a lucrative contract to a private firm in 1996.
The CBI prosecutor said Sukhram will be taken into custody and sent to jail to serve the punishment as the sentence exceeded a three-year jail term and convicts in these cases are not granted statutory bail.
Sukhram was held guilty on Friday under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code(IPC). Various offences under which he has been convicted entail a maximum sentence of 7 years jail term.