New Delhi: A day before he is to surrender to
undergo three year jail term in a 1993 telecom scam, former
Union Minister Sukh Ram on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking
stay on the Delhi High Court order which had upheld his
conviction in the case.
The other two accused---former bureaucrat Runu Ghosh and
P Rama Rao, the Managing Director of Hyderabad-based Advanced
Radio Masts (ARM) Pvt Ltd--- have already moved the apex court
for an immediate stay on the High Court order.
A bench of justices P Sathasivam and J Chelameswar will
take up the petition of all the three persons tomorrow as one
of the Supreme Court judges today recused himself from hearing
the plea of Ghosh and Rao and directed that matter be listed
before another judge.
The High Court had upheld the conviction and directed
them to surrender before the trial court on January 5 to
undergo three-year jail term for Sukh Ram, Rao and two-year
imprisonment for Ghosh in the 1993 telecom equipment purchase
deal to benefit the Hyderabad-based company.
The High Court had on December 21 last upheld the
conviction of all the three accused and directed them to
undergo jail term.
A Delhi court had convicted Sukh Ram politician and
awarded him five years jail term in another telecom scam in
which he had to spend 10 days in Tihar jail before being
granted bail by another bench of the High Court.