A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday sentenced a former Indian Oil official to two years in jail for illegally issuing gas connections about two decades ago.
According to CBI officials, the case was registered against R.C. Sahni, 65, area manager of Indian Oil in Chandigarh in November 1990.
The court also slapped a fine of Rs.14,000 on Sahni but acquitted the owners of two gas agencies in Barnala town in Punjab.
"Sahni had issued thousands of gas connections, out of turn, through various gas agencies based in Punjab. He was working in connivance with various gas agencies of Chandigarh and adjoining region," Ravinder Pandit, defence counsel of the gas agency owners who were acquitted, told IANS.