Sukhram to appeal against his 3-year jail term in HC
The trial court granted him bail soon after pronouncing the punishment.
New Delhi: Former Union Communications Minister Sukhram on Wednesday said he will approach the Delhi High Court against his conviction and three-years' jail sentence awarded by a Delhi Court for amassing illegal assets worth Rs 4.25 crore.
"My lawyers will go through the judgement and I will definitely appeal in the High Court," he told PTI immediately after the sentence was pronounced against him.
The former minister, who was handed down a three-year jail term, would not land behind bars immediately as the trial court granted him bail soon after pronouncing the punishment.
Sukhram's lawyer S P Minocha said the copy on the judgement of conviction was not yet made available to him and the future course of action would be decided after going through it.
"After going through the judgement we will decide about filing the appeal in the High Court," he said.
The CBI counsel, who had sought the maximum punishment of seven years' imprisonment for Sukhram, however, expressed satisfaction on the outcome of the case.
"I am satisfied with the judgement," CBI's Special Public Prosecutor Gurdial Singh said.
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