Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda was on Saturday awarded three years jail term by a special court in a case of coal block allocation scam. The special court also awarded a three-year jail term to ex-coal secretary H C Gupta in the case.
The court imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on Koda and Rs one lakh on Gupta. A three year jail term was also awarded to ex-Jharkhand chief secretary A K Basu and Koda’s close aide Vijay Joshi.
However, the court has granted statutory bail for a period of two months to convicts to enable them to file appeals in the Delhi High Court challenging the conviction and the jail term.