Coal scam: Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda gets three-year jail

Coal scam: Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda gets three-year jail

New Delhi: A special CBI court in Delhi sentenced former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda to three years’ imprisonment in a coal block allocation scam, reports said.

Similar punishment was awarded also to former coal secretary H C Gupta and two others.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar pronounced a fine of Rs 50 lakh on the errant company Kolkata-based firm Vini Iron & Steel Udyog Ltd.

The special court also imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on Koda while Gupta has been fined for Rs 100,000.

A fine of Rs 45 lakh has been imposed on Koda’s close aide Vijay Joshi, and Rs 100,000 on ex-Jharkhand chief secretary A K Basu.

–IBNS

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