Coal scam

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Print edition : June 23, 2017

A colliery in Jharia, Jharkhand. Photo: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

H.C. Gupta, former Coal Secretary, the third accused in the Thesgoroa case. He was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for two years and fined Rs.1 lakh. Photo: Subhav Shukla/PTI

Kuljit Singh Kropha, Joint Secretary in the MoC in 2007, the fourth accused in the Thesgoroa case. He was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for two years and fined Rs.1 lakh.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He was absolved of responsibility in the allocation of the Thesgora-B Rudrapuri coal block, but Judge Bharat Parashar has named him as an accused in the allocation of the Talabira coal block in Odisha. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat

On the basis of a CBI probe, a special court convicts, awards jail terms to and imposes fines on three civil servants of the Coal Ministry for criminal misconduct in the allocation of coal blocks.
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