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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Former union minister PK Thungon gets 4.5 years jail in corruption case Monday July 27,2015

Former union minister PK Thungon was on Monday July 27,2015 awarded a four-and-a-half year jail term by a Delhi court in connection with a case lodged in 1998 pertaining to misappropriation of Rs 2 crore released by the Centre.

Besides the prison term, Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Jain also imposed a total fine of Rs 10,000 on 68-year-old Thungon, a former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh

The court had on July 21 convicted Thungon, who was the then Minister of State Ministry, Urban Affairs and Employment, Tali AO, C Sangit and Mahesh Maheshwari in the case and sent them to jail.

All the four convicts were brought to the court today from the prison.

Former union minister PK Thungon and three others were convicted for offences under sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy) read with 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of IPC and under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

According to CBI, in pursuance to the proposal of Nagaland government, the then Planning Commission had sanctioned an amount of Rs 2 crore in 1994 for renovation and upgradation of minor irrigation projects for the state and the money was to be released in two instalments of Rs one crore each.
It had said that the accused had misappropriated the funds

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