Politician Jaya Jaitley, 2 Others Get 4 Years In Jail In Defence Corruption Case

  • | Thursday | 30th July, 2020

A Delhi court today sentenced former Samata Party chief Jaya Jaitley and two others to 4 years in prison for corruption in a 2000-01 case related to a purported defence deal, a lawyer said. Special CBI judge Virender Bhat has also given a 4-year jail term to Jaya Jaitley`s former party colleague Gopal Pacherwal and Major General (rtd) SP Murgai in the case, Mr Murgai`s advocate Vikram Panwar said after the hearing.

New Delhi: A Delhi court today sentenced former Samata Party chief Jaya Jaitley and two others to 4 years in prison for corruption in a 2000-01 case related to a purported defence deal, a lawyer said. Special CBI judge Virender Bhat has also given a 4-year jail term to Jaya Jaitley`s former party colleague Gopal Pacherwal and Major General (rtd) SP Murgai in the case, Mr Murgai`s advocate Vikram Panwar said after the hearing.

The court, in a proceeding held on video, also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on all three convicts and directed them to surrender before it till 5 pm today. The three were held guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in the purported purchase of hand-held thermal imagers. The case stemmed from a sting, `Operation Westend` aired by news portal Tehelka in January 2001.



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