A special CBI court on Monday (May 22,2017) has awarded a two-year jail term to you ( Sri H.C .Gupta) as Ex -coal secretary and two other coal ministry officials .In addition , a fine of Rs. one Lakh was imposed on each of you by the court. You have the right to appeal in the High Court against your conviction .The punishment has been awarded due to alleged irregularities in allocation of the Thesgora-B coal block in Madhya Pradesh to KSSPL.
The court said that the accused withheld the aspects of non-compliance with the guidelines from the PM , Manmohan Singh "knowing fully well" that he would approve allocation on the basis of the screening committee's recommendation."While forwarding the file to PM for approval of recommendation , it was not mentioned by any of the officers , much less by H.C.Gupta, that applications haven't been checked for eligibility and completeness."
Sir, I have worked under you and cannot believe that you have been punished for lack of integrity.You have always been and still are a person of impeccable integrity .This order of court is unfair and will not stand in the higher appellate courts. The court has given a clean chit to the then Prime Minister though a Prime Minister has a fully functional office which scrutinizes every file , and if certain file has omissions or incompleteness , PM's office points it out to the PM , instead of getting his approval .Otherwise , what is the meaning of PM's approval?
You have always been a model of integrity and a role model for me and for many officers and others .If this blind system cannot give justice to a person like you , what justice can a poor citizen in a remote village of India expect ?This situation has caused extreme pain and mental tension in a large number of officials who know you personally and respect you for integrity, truthfulness and trustw0rthiness .
In this hour of crisis , I pray to God to give you strength to face this undeserved suffering .
Your sincerely ,
Vidya Nand Garg
Sri H.C. Gupta,