A Delhi court on Monday sentenced 11 people to varying prison terms in the R4,000-crore Rangmahal cooperative group housing scheme (CGHS) scam.
Special CBI judge Vinod Kumar sentenced scam kingpin and former registrar cooperative societies Narayan Diwakar to a year in jail. Jt registrar Jasbeer Singh, assistant registrar (Audit) Jitender Sharma, assistant registrar Ramesh Chandra, dealing assistant Rakesh Kumar and RCS Inspector Faiz Mohd, 71, and one PK Thirvani were also sentenced to a year in jail each.
The court also slapped a fine of Rs 2,000 on each of the seven government servants, who were held guilty of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code and of various offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The court also held city residents Sushil Kumar Sharma, Sri Chand, Anna Wankhede and Mohan Lal, guilty of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy and sentenced them to three years in jail each.
A fine of Rs 1,000 was also slapped on Sri Chand and Sushil Kumar, while a Wankede and Lal were slapped a penalty of Rs 2,000 each.
The court, however, suspended their sentences till October 4 on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and a surety of like amount.
Out of over 65 chargesheets filed by CBI in 2005 in the scam, the Rangmahal CGHS case is the first to be decided. The convicts had fraudulently alloted plot for Rangmahal CGHS in Pitampura area of North West Delhi.