Ex-Minister Sukhram granted bail in disproportionate assets case

April 22nd, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to former Union Minister Sukhram, who was sentenced to three years imprisonment, in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

On February 25, a Delhi court had sentenced Sukhram to three years imprisonment in the case. A court also imposed a fine of Rs two lakh on Sukhram.

The court had suspended his sentence for two months giving an opportunity for him to appeal in the High Court against his conviction.

Earlier, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had pleaded before a court to give the maximum punishment of seven years to Sukhram.

On February 20, the court had said, Sukhram, a cabinet colleague of Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, amassed disproportionate assets, both movable and immovable, to the tune of Rs 5.36 crore between 1991 and 1996.

He was convicted under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act dealing with criminal misconduct by a public servant. (ANI)

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