The fate of former Union Communications Minister Sukhram in a telecom scam case remained undecided as a single judge bench of the Delhi High Court on Friday referred his appeal against the conviction and three years jail term to a Division Bench.
Justice S Muralidhar in his judgement said that the case has to be referred to the Division Bench as several legal issues are involved in it.
"There are certain legal issues which I have framed in this case and it should be decided by a division Bench," Justice Murlidhar said while referring the matter in which two others were convicted by the trial court in 2002 to a larger Bench.
Sukhram was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for indulging in telecom scam causing loss of Rs 1.68 crore to the public exchequer during the regime of former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao.
He was convicted in July 2002 along with former Deputy Director General in the Department of Telecom (DoT) Runu Ghosh and managing director of the private firm M/S Advanced Radio Ltd, P Ramarao.