Ex-Telecom Min Sukhram slapped, kicked in court premises

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New Delhi, Nov 19: Former Telecom Minister Sukhram was on Saturday (today) slapped and kicked on a Delhi court premises by an unidentified person. The bizarre incident occured few minutes after Sukhram was sentenced to five years rigourous imprisonment by a Delhi Court.

Ex-telecom minister found guilty of taking Rs 3 lakhs as bribe to give a lucrative contract to a private firm in 1996. He will also have to pay a fine of Rs 4 lakh.

Sukhram, 86, had been held guilty for misusing his official position during his tenure as Telecom Minister in P V Narasimha Rao's cabinet in giving a cntract woth Rs 30 crore to a private firm Haryana Telecom Limited (HTL) to supply 3.5 lakh Conductor Kilometers (LCKM) of Polythene Insulated Jelly Filled (PIJF) cables to telecom department.

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