RJD had hoped that the jail term would be less than three years so that a bail petition could be filed immediately.
The bench said the material presented by the CBI before C. Vidyasagar Rao could not be converted into credible fresh evidence against Chavan.
Besides the jail term, a special court in Delhi also imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on Koda.
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H.C. Gupta’s case shows that officers can easily become scapegoats in a system that does not distinguish between oversights and criminal acts.
A special court in Bengaluru had convicted Jayalalithaa, Sasikala, Sudhakaran and Elavarasi for amassing wealth disproportionate to their income.
The citizen’s collective Wada Na Todo Abhiyan has painstakingly documented the systematic budgetary cuts in social welfare programmes over the last two years and has called out the government’s pro-corporate policies that have marginalised the poor further.
In addition to not operationalising new legislation, the National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information alleged that the BJP regime had undermined “existing legislations and mechanisms” during its rule.
Sushma is guilty, not just because she has opened a special, secret and informal “humanitarian” desk in the foreign office for special people but because she has abused her office and violated the law.