New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Sukhram,
who was on Saturday awarded 5 years` imprisonment in a telecom scam
case, will be lodged in Tihar prisons` jail number 1 which
also houses A Raja.
According to the Deputy Inspector General of Tihar
Prisons, R N Sharma, Sukhram, who was convicted in a 1996
telecom scam case, will be kept in jail number 1 of the Tihar
This jail also houses A Raja, anothe former Telecom
Minister, since Februrary 17 this year after his arrest in
connection with 2G spectrum allocation scam.
"Sukhram will be kept in jail number 1. No special
treatment will be extended to the former minister," Sharma
86-year-old Sukhram was held guilty of misusing his
official position during his tenure as Telecom Minister in
award of contract worth Rs 30 crore to private firm Haryana
Telecom Limited (HTL) to supply 3.5 Lakh Conductor Kilometers
(LCKM) of Polythene Insulated Jelly Filled (PIJF) cables to
the telecom department.