Former bureaucrat Runu Ghosh (57) was on Friday sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment for amassing disproportionate assets worth Rs 20.94 lakh during the tenure of former Union minister Sukhram and ordered forfeiture of the same.
The court, however, spared her the maximum sentence of seven years.
“The fact that disproportionate assets accumulated by the convict by illegal means have been forfeited to the state by this court and the convict is already of 57 years of age having one son who is still studying, her husband is suffering from heart disease, convict has been awarded three years rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 1 lakh,” Special CBI Judge V.K. Maheshwari said.
The court suspended her sentence for two months to file an appeal before the Delhi High Court.
Ghosh had amassed Rs 20.94 lakh between November 1, 1992 and August 16, 1996. She then served as deputy director general of the telecom department.
A case was registered against Ghosh on September 13, 1996, after CBI conducted searches at her residences on August 16.
(With HTC & PTI inputs)