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Four MCD officials awarded jail terms for CWG Street lights scam

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

credits: economic times
credits: economic times

New Delhi: Four MCD officials convicted in the Common Wealth Games (CWG) street lights scam were awarded four year jail terms by a Delhi court on Wednesday.

Those awarded the jail terms by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Brijesh Garg are Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s then superintending engineer D.K. Sugan, then executive engineer O.P. Mahala, then accountant Raju V. and then tender clerk Gurcharan Singh.

On Monday, the court convicted the four officials along with Sweka Power Tech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. and its director J.P. Singh and managing director T.P. Singh.

The four MCD officials were held guilty of criminal conspiracy and cheating under the Indian Penal Code, while the company and its directors were convicted for offences dealing with criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery.

While J.P. Singh was sentenced to four years in jail, T.P. Singh was awarded a six-year prison term.

This is the first CWG irregularities case decided by a court.

According to the CBI charge sheet filed on July 28, 2011, the accused entered into a criminal conspiracy for upgrading street lights in view of the Commonwealth Games in October 2010 and awarded the related contract to a private firm by manipulating tender documents.

credits: economic times
credits: economic times

This caused undue pecuniary loss of over Rs.1.42 crore to the government, it said.

The CBI also charge-sheeted Mehul Karnik, an employee of Philips India Pvt. Ltd., but he was later discharged.

The CBI registered a case for cheating, criminal conspiracy and other related charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Xiaomi Launches 2 Budget Smartphones in India

Both the devices are equipped with AI dual cameras comprising of 12MP+2MP lenses

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Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Wednesday launched its Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 smartphones in India.

Redmi Y3 would be available for Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB ROM variant and Rs 11,999 for the 4GB RAM+64GB ROM variant on Mi.com, Amazon India and Mi Homes starting on April 30 while Redmi 7 would be available for Rs 7,999 for the 2GB RAM+32GB ROM variant and Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB ROM variant starting on April 29.

“Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chip, Redmi 7 has features including a dual rear camera, making it a well-rounded device across departments. Both phones also come with a high-capacity 4000mAh battery, offering the best of innovative technology to consumers across India,” Anuj Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Xiaomi India, said in a statement.

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Friday announced that it was permanently cutting the prices of five of its handsets in India.

The Redmi Y3 comes with a 6.26 inch HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio with a layer of 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 on top. The Redmi 7 also features a 6.26 inch (15.9cm) HD+ Dot Notch display.

Both the devices are equipped with AI dual cameras comprising of 12MP+2MP lenses.

The Redmi 7 features an 8MP selfie snapper while the Redmi Y3 comes with a 32MP selfie camera. (IANS)