Coal Scam convicts gets 3-years jail, Mobile phone snatcher sentenced to 5-year jail term

New Delhi: Madhu Koda, former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, and HC Gupta, ex-coal secretary were sentenced to three years in jail in a coal scam case. The Judgement given by a special court said that “white collar crimes” were more “dangerous” to the society than ordinary crimes.

Special CBI court judge Bharat Parashar also imposed fine of Rs 50 lakh, Rs 25 lakh and Rs 1 lakh on VISUL, Koda and Gupta, respectively, in the UPA-era coal scam.

The convicts were granted statutory bail for two months to enable them to file appeals in the Delhi High Court.

However, a person named Deepak from Kaithal was sentenced to five-year imprisonment for snatching a mobile phone from a train passenger. The Judge also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 him.

On June 12, Himanshu Khattar had lodged a complaint with the Government Railway Police (GRP) here that Deepak had snatched his phone when he was travelling on Shaheed Express from Ambala to Karnal.

Snatching a mobile phone is a crime but not greater than the white collar crime committed by the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand and ex-coal secretary who were awarded just 3 years imprisonment.