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INTHECOURTOFSH.VINODKUMAR SPECIALJUDGEII(P .C.ACT,CBI),ROHINI,DELHI CCNo.12/2008 CBIVsRameshChandraetc.(JankiKunjCGHS) 22.1.2013 Present: Sh.A.P .Singh,Ld.P .forCBI. .P Noneforaccusedpersons. Itappearsthatduetothecrowdcollectedinandoutsidethe courtforhearingorderonsentenceinCBIVsVidyaDharetc.,the accusedpersonscouldnotappear. Putupthematterforfurtherproceedingson8.2.2013.

(VinodKumar Spl.JudgeII,CBI,Rohini 22.1.2013

INTHECOURTOFSH.VINODKUMAR SPECIALJUDGEII(P .C.ACT,CBI),ROHINI,DELHI CCNo.37/2010 CBIVsVidyaDharetc. 22.1.2013 Present: Sh.A.P .Singh,Ld.P .forCBI. .P Sh.R.N.Azad,PairviOfficerforCBI. Sh.ShamsherSingh,NaibCourtforCBI. Alltheconvictswiththeircounsels except convict Om Prakash Chautala, who is stated to have been admitted in G. B. Pant Hospitalduetohisillness. Convict Pushkar Mal Verma (37) and convict Durga Dutt Pradhan (38)havefiledwrittenstatementssubmittingthatthisisadditionalreplyto questionno.311oftheirstatementsunderSection313CrPCandthatthese statementsmayalsobeconsideredaspartandparceloftheirstatements underSection313CrPCandthatthesamemayalsobeconsideredwhile awardingthesentence. ThestageofstatementunderSection313CrPCisover.Howeverfor thesakeoftheirsatisfaction,IhavetakenthesestatementsonrecordandI am reading the same. Their stand would be discussed in the order on sentence.Putupthematterafter30minutesforannouncingtheorderon sentence. The order on sentence has been announced in open court. The attestedcopiesofthemainjudgementhavealreadybeensuppliedtothe convicts. Copiesoforderonsentencedbesuppliedtotheconvicts/their counsels. One application has been moved by one surety namely Prabhu Sharan RaiNayyar. Hehas statedthatheis the suretyofconvictSmt. ShashiMalhotra(7)andthathehadfurnishedoriginalFDRalongwithhis suretybonds. Itispreyedthatthesamemaybereleased. Sincethebail bondsandsuretybondsstandforfeited,theapplicationisallowed.

2 OneapplicationhasbeenmovedbyonesuretynamelyNafeSingh. HehasstatedthatheisthesuretyofconvictBrahmaNand(9)andthathe hadfurnishedoriginalFDRalongwithhissuretybonds. Itispreyedthat thesamemaybereleased. Sincethebailbondsandsuretybondsstand forfeited,theapplicationisallowed. OneapplicationhasbeenmovedbyonesuretynamelyDharmender. HehasstatedthatheisthesuretyofconvictSherSingh(23)andthathe hadfurnishedoriginalFDRalongwithhissuretybonds. Itispreyedthat thesamemaybereleased. Sincethebailbondsandsuretybondsstand forfeited,theapplicationisallowed. One application has been moved by one surety namely Narender Singh.HehasstatedthatheisthesuretyofconvictRajenderSinghDahiya (56)andthathehadfurnishedoriginalFDRalongwithhissuretybonds.It ispreyedthatthesamemaybereleased.Sincethebailbondsandsurety bondsstandforfeited,theapplicationisallowed. Atthisstage,oneapplicantAmitMalhotrahasmovedanapplication statingthatheistheauthorizedrepresentativeofthesuretynamelyO.P . MalhotraandthatO.P .MalhotrahasstoodsuretyforconvictSmt.Krishna Gupta(8). ItisprayedthatO.P .Malhotrahasauthorizedhimtoreceive FDR in the sum of Rs.50,000/. Along with this application one hand writtenapplicationbyO.P .Malhotraisannexedinwhichitisstatedthat theFDRinthesumofRs.50,000/inhisnamemaybegiventohisson namelyAmitMalhotra.Sh.AshokKumar,adv.hasidentifiedthesignature ofO.P .Malhotraonthisapplication.Inthesecircumstances,Idirectthat the FDR in the sum of Rs.50,000/, in the name of O. P Malhotra, be . releasedtoapplicantAmitMalhotra. One application has been moved by one surety namely Krishan Chander.HehasstatedthatheisthesuretyofconvictSmt.KailashKaushik (25)andthathehadfurnishedoriginalFDRalongwithhissuretybonds.It ispreyedthatthesamemaybereleased.Sincethebailbondsandsurety bondsstandforfeited,theapplicationisallowed.

3 Atthisstage,ithasbeeninformedthatcopyoforderonsentencehas notbeensuppliedtoconvictDurgaDuttPradhan(38)andthatithasbeen senttothejail.Thereforeitisdirectedthatcopyoforderonsentencebe senttoconvictDurgaDuttPradhan(38)throughJailSuperintendent,who shall take the receipt from the convict Durga Dutt Pradhan (38) and transmitsuchreceipttothiscourt. Filebeconsignedtorecordroom. (VinodKumar Spl.JudgeII,CBI,Rohini 22.1.2013

INTHECOURTOFSPECIALJUDGEII(PREVENTIONOF CORRUPTIONACT)(CBI),ROHINI,DELHI IDNo.02404R0008692008 CCNo.37/2010 RCNo.3(A)/04/ACU.IX/NEWDELHI CBIVs 1. VidyaDhar,IAS S/oSh.RamSwarup R/oV&PODhabdhani,Tehsil&DistrictBhiwani, Haryana. 2. SherSinghBadshami S/oLateSh.KartaRam R/o(i)931,Sector5,Kurukshetra,Haryan. (ii)327Sector4,M.D.Complex,Panchkula, Haryana. 3. SanjivKumar,IAS S/oDr.MaheshwarKumar R/oFlatNo.6360,Sec.C,Pkt.6&7VasantKunj, NewDelhi70. 4. OmPrakashChautala S/oLateSh.DeviLal R/o(i)V&POChautala,TehsilDabwali, Sirsa,Haryana,. (ii)231232,ChautalaHouse,BarnalaRoad, Sirsa,Haryana. (iii)TejakheraFarmHouseVillageTejakhera, TehsilDabwali,Sirsa,Haryana. 5. AjaySinghChautala S/oSh.OmPrakashChautala R/o(i)231232ChautalaHouse,BarnalaRoad, Sirsa,Haryana. (ii)18Janpath,NewDelhi. 6. Smt.PremBahl W/oSh.BalbirKumarBahl

R/oHouseNo.925,Sec.7,UrbanEstate, AmbalaCity,Haryana. 7. Smt.ShashiMalhotra W/oSh.PrabhuSharanRaiNayyar R/oH.No.10,VikashVihar,AmbalaCity,Haryana. 8. Smt.KrishnaGupta W/oSh.OmPrakashMalhotra R/oH.No.74,VijayNagar,AmbalaCity,Haryana. 9. BrahmaNand S/oSh.ChandgiRam R/oVillageNinar,PostOfficeKaunt,Bhiwani, Haryana. 10. MsVinodKumari D/oSh.HarbansLalSharma R/o100,RamNagar,Bhiwani,Haryana. 11. MamanChand S/oSh.PalaRam R/o(i)A12/GeetaColony,Bhbiwani. (ii)Village&PostOfficeDevasarDistrict Bhiwani,Haryana. 12. SawanLal S/oSh.Gurdayal R/o50,KamalaNagar,Bhiwani,Haryana. 13. Smt.KantaSharma W/oSh.BhimSinghSharma R/o3928,Sector22D,Chandigarh. 14. Sh.PrabhuDayal(expiredbeforefilingofthe chargesheet) S/oSh.AudRam R/oVillage&PostOfficeKhabraKalan, Bhatukala,District,Fatehabad,Haryana. 15. Smt.PhoolKhurana W/oSh.BhupinderPal R/oOldPostOfficeStreet,Bhuna,Fatehabad,

Haryana. Presentaddress:H.No.1386,VillageBhuna, Block4,TehsilFatehabad,DistrictHissar,Haryana. 16. HarbansLal S/oSh.SadiLal R/oVillage&PORamgarh,NearPNB,Ramgarh, DistrictAlwar,Rajashtan. 17. RamSaranKukreja S/oSh.KhemChand R/o127,VijayColony,JawaharNagar,Hissar, Haryana. 18. UdalPrasadSharma(expiredduringtrialon 05.12.2012) S/oSh.BadriPrasadSharma R/o1398,ParvatiaColony,Faridabad,Haryana. 19. BrijMohan(dischargedon23.7.2011) S/oSh.ShriRamSharma R/o365,NearShradhaNandPark,NewColony, Palwal,Haryana. 20. ChandSinghVerma S/oSh.KirpaRamVerma R/o591/18,OmNagar,KhandsaRoad,Gurgaon, Haryana. 21. YogeshKumarSharma S/oSh.B.R.Sharma R/o860,Sector7,Extn.UrbanEstate,Gurgaon, Haryana. 22. Smt.AbhilashKaur W/oSh.SardarSingh R/o107,PratapNagar,JailRoad,NewDelhi. 23. SherSingh S/oSh.NandRam R/oVillage&PostOfficeMandhan,TehsilTosham, DistrictBhiwani,Haryana.

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AnarSingh S/oSh.NekiRam R/o(i)H.No.C37,SuryaVihar,NearSec.4,Police outpost,Gurgaon,Haryana. (ii)H.No.1446Huda,Sector6,BahadurGarh, Haryana. Smt.KailashKaushik W/oSh.KarnaSinghKaushik R/oH.No.1132,HousingBoardColony,Jind. AjitSinghSangwan S/oSh.MojiRam R/oVidyaNagar,MehramRoad,Bhiwani,Haryana. Smt.RamKaur W/oSh.OmPrakash R/oH.No.1498,UrbanState,Jind,Haryana. MahavirSinghLathar S/oSh.BalrajSinghLathar R/oShadipur,Julana,DistrictJind,Haryana. NarainSinghRuhil S/oSh.PreetSingh R/o(Present)H.No.66,OfficersColonyKunjPura Road,Karnal,Haryana. (Permanent):Village&POBeholi,DistrictPanipat, Haryana. KrishanLalNarang S/oSh.L.R.Narang R/oH.No.1973,Sector13UrbanEstate,Karnal, Haryana. Smt.UshaRani W/oSh.RadhaKrishanChanana R/o847,Sector13,UrbanEstate,Karnal,Haryana. MadanLalKalra S/oSh.JaiLalKalra R/o(i)HouseNo.B4,D.C.Colonyu,Kurukshetra.

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(ii)HouseNo.534,ModalTown,JindRoad, Kaithal,Haryana. VeerBhanMehta S/oSh.ThakurDasMehta R/oWardNo.6,Village&PostOffice,IndriDistrict, Karnal,Haryana. ShashiBhushan(expiredduringtrialon 12.11.2008) S/oSh.AtmaRam R/oH.No.1142,Sec.13,UrbanState, Kurukshetra,Haryana. DilbagSingh S/oSh.LehriSingh R/oHouseNo.320,WardNo.1,CharkhiDadri, DistrictBhiwani,Haryana. RamKumar S/oSh.BhanaRam R/oMandirWaliGali6,PatelNagar,Kaithal, Haryana. PushkarMalVerma S/oSh.RamChanderVerma R/oH.No.1360,MohallaShivColony,Opp. PanchayatBhawan,Narnaul,DistrictMahendergarh, Haryana. DurgaDuttPradhan S/oSh.MahaRamSharma R/oGaliNewSari,SainChowkRoad,Narnaul, Haryana. BaniSingh S/oSh.AmarSingh R/oMohallaSainipura,Mahendergarh,Haryana. Smt.DayaSaini W/oSh.B.S.Saini R/oH.No.396/1,Sector44,Chandigarh.

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RamSingh S/oSh.SuratSingh R/oVillage&PostOfficeSheikhPura,District, Karnal,Haryana. PuranChand(Expiredduringtrialon 03.12.2012) S/oSh.LachhamanDas R/oH.No.301,WardNo.11,Panipat,Haryana. SheeshPalSingh S/oSh.HoshiarSingh R/o(i)1165,Sector15,Sonepat. (ii)257,SarojiniColony,YamunaNagar, Haryana. Smt.RekhaSharma W/oLateSh.RaviDuttSharma R/oH.No.438,Sec.16,Punchkula,Haryana. Smt.RakshaJindal W/oSh.R.C.Jindal R/o1383,Sec.15,Punchkula,Haryana. JeetRamKhokhar S/oSh.ShobhRam R/oH.No.326,OppositePowerHouse,Modal Town,Rohtak,Haryana. Smt.NirmalDevi W/oSh.DhambirSingh R/o813/23,DLFColony,Rohtak,Haryana. AmarSingh S/oSh.RamKrishan R/oVillage&POMeham,Mohalla,Kharikuri, DistrictRohtak,Haryana. Smt.SudhaSachdeva W/oSh.R.S.Sachdeva R/oH.No.72A,ModelTown,NearShravanJayanti Park,Rewari,Haryana.

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DarshanDayalVerma S/oSh.VasudevPrasadVerma R/o380,AgarsainColony,Sirsa,Haryana. Smt.SarojSharma W/oSh.R.B.Dutta R/oH.No.207,Sec.7,Gurgaon,Haryana. TulsiRamRamBihagra S/oSh.RamSwaroop R/o251,Street7,GulabiBagh,Rewari,Haryana. NathuRam(expiredduringtrialon17.01.2012) S/oSh.KuraraRam R/oVillageAdampur,PostOfficeMandiAdampur, DistrictHissar,Haryana. OmPrakashTiwari S/oSh.MangatRamTiwari R/oNahoriaBazar,Sirsa,Haryana. BihariLal S/oSh.PatRam R/o15/249,BansalColony,Sirsa,Haryana. RajenderSinghDahiya S/oSh.HoshiarSingh R/oH.No.62,8Marla,Sonepat,Haryana. DalipSingh S/oSh.ChandRam R/o245/5/3AdarshNagar,Gohana,District Sonepat,Haryana. Smt.KamlaDevi(expiredbeforefilingofthe chargesheet) W/oSh.RanbirSingh R/o174L9A),ModelTown,Sonepat,Haryana. RajenderPalSingh S/oSh.RanbirSingh R/oHouseNo.3903/D,Sec.22,Chandigarh. (PermanentAddress:365,JagatColony,Bhiwani,

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Haryana). SarwanKumarChawla S/oSh.ManoharLalChawla R/o44,MadhuColony,BehindMadhuCinema, YamunaNagar,Haryana. Smt.UrmilSharma W/oLateSh.RameshChanderSharma R/o72,KrishnaColony,YamunaNagar,ITIRoad, Haryana. JoginderLal S/oSh.RamLal R/o1026,DwarkaPuri,Jagadhari,DistrictYamuna Nagar,Haryana.

ORDERONSENTENCE 22.01.2013 Mostoftheconvictsareseniorcitizensandallofthemsuffer fromvariousailments.Someofthemareseriouslyill.Manyofthem have their spouses, children and parents, who suffer from interminable diseases. Some of the unfortunate convicts have the burdenofsupportingtheirminorgrandchildrenduetothedeathof theirsons. Afewofthemarephysicallychallenged. Manyofthese convictshavebeendesertedbytheirchildrenintheiroldage.Inthis background,thisjudgmentofconviction,itisargued, hasshattered thembeyondredemption. 2. Sh.S.K.Saxena,Adv.hasprayedferventlyforshowingleniency

in awarding sentence to Om Prakash Chautala due to his old age, physicalchallengeandvariousailments.ItisarguedthatOmPrakash Chautala,AjaySinghChautalaandSherSinghBadshamihaveheavily sufferedintermsoftheirpoliticalcareerbecauseaftertheregistration of this case, their party had lost the power and individually these convictshavelostelectionssuccessively.Itisfurtherarguedthateven this conviction is an enough punishment for them because it is difficultforthemtoshowfacetothesociety. 3. Ld.Counselsforconvictshavesubmittedtheirmedicalrecords andthemedicalrecordsoftheirfamilymembersinsupportoftheir submissions.Ifindnoreasonnottobelievetheaforesaidsubmissions ofLd.Counselsforconvicts.However,theseaspectsarenotrelevant tothequestionofthequantumofsentence. Therelevantpointsfor consideringthesentencearethecircumstancesattendingtheoffence. 4. Theenormityoftheoffencesunderconsiderationtodaycanbe appreciatedfromthefactsthattheconspiracyinquestiontookinits sweepalmostallthedistrictsofStateofHaryana. Asmanyas57 Chairpersons/membersof18DistrictLevelSelectionCommitteeswere made to create forged award lists in which the interview marks of about8,000candidateswerechanged.Ihavealreadydiscussedinthe mainjudgmentthattheforgingofawardlistsamountedtoforgingof 'valuablesecurities'punishableundersection467IPCwhichprovides sentenceuptolifeimprisonment. Thegravityoftheoffencesfurther

enhancesinviewofthereasonthatthebrazennesswithwhichthe sacrosanct constitutional guarantee of equal opportunity in the matters of public employment to each citizen of India has been violated. In AIR 1978 Supreme Court 1548, the full Bench of SupremeCourthadseverelycastigatedthelenientviewtakenbythe SessionsCourtinsentencingaconvictinsuchoffencesandobserved asunder:
7. Social defence is the criminological foundation of punishment. The trial judge has confused between correctional approach to prison treatment and nominal punishment verging on decriminalization of serious social offences. The first is basic, the secondpathetic.ThatCourtwhichignoresthegraveinjurytosociety implicitineconomiccrimesbytheupperberth'mafia'illservessocial justice.Softsentencingjusticeisgrossinjusticewheremanyinnocents arethepotentialvictims.Itisaltogetheradifferentthingtoinsiston therapeutic treatment, hospital setting and correctional goals inside theprison(evenpunctuatedbyparole,opportunitiesforwelfarework, meditational normalization and healthy selfexpression), so that the convict may be humanised and, on release, rehabilitated as a safe citizen. This court has explained the correctional strategy of punishment in Giasuddin's case (1978) 1 SCR 153: (AIR 1977 SC 1926). Coddling is not correctional, any more than torture is deterrent. While iatrogenic prison terms are bad because they dehumanize,itisfunctionalfailureandjudicialpathologytoholdout a benignly selfdefeating nonsentence to deviants who endanger the moralsandmorale,thehealthandwealthofsociety. 5.

Therefore, considering the enormity of the offences and the

mannerinwhichpoliticianbureaucratnexushasresultedindepriving suchalargenumberofcandidatesoftheirconstitutionalrights,Ido not find any reason for leniency in sentencing those convicts who

were masterminding the entire conspiracy or assisting them in executionofthesame. 6. IthasbeenarguedonbehalfofconvictVidyaDharthathedid nottookanybenefitfromtheseoffencesandevenhisownrelatives couldnotbeselectedandthathehadnotspokenawordinanyofthe meetings. Hence, it is prayedthat a lenient view should be taken whilesentencinghim. Idisagreewithhissubmissions. Thosewho hostalunchwillhavetopaythebill,eveniftheythemselvesareon fast.Needlesstosaythattheyalsoserve,whostandandwaitsilently. 7. IthasbeenarguedonbehalfofconvictM.L.Kalra,DurgaDutt Pradhan,BaniSingh,Smt.DayaSainiandRamSinghthattheirroleis onlyinrespectoftheirrespectivedistricts,and,therefore,theycannot becomparedwiththosewhoplannedtheconspiracy.Idisagreewith thissubmission. Ifyouhavejumpedinacesspool,youareinit. It doesnotmatterwhetheryouareinthecenterofitorinthecornerof it. Hence, your culpability and liability is same as the main conspirators.Itislikeapersonplanningaterroristactandtheperson executing it. Both deserves same sentence. Hence, I find no substanceforadoptinganylenientapproachtowardstheseconvicts. Convict Pushkar Mal Verma and Durga Dutt Pradhan had maintainedthattheyhadneverpreparedtheawardlists,but,today theyhavecomewiththewrittensubmissionsastohowtheincident took place. In the written submission, Durga Dutt Pradhan has

admittedhissignaturesonthelistsbutstatedthattheinterviewmarks were filled later on. He has not pleaded any pressure upon him. Hence,hiscasehastobeconsideredalongwiththeconvictsnamely M.L.Kalraetc. SofarasPushkarMalVermaisconcerned,hehas written as to how the entire incident took place and how he was under pressure. Though, this submission has come at a very late stage,but,betterlatethannever. 8. However, what troubled me was to decide the question of sentencingSanjivKumar. Ihaveheldhimtobea'whistleblower'. Thereisnolawatpresenttoprotectthewhistleblowers.HadSanjiv KumarnottakenasteptoapproachtheSupremeCourtofIndiaand hadhenotproducedthesecondsetofawardlists,thisscamwould nothavecometolight.Thedilemmabeforethiscourtindecidingthe question of sentence is on account of the simple reason that sentencingsuchapersonmaysendamessagethatawhistlebloweris notappreciatedbylaw,rather,heisputtotrialandtribulation. 9.
1. 2. 3.

Inabsenceofanylawfortheprotectionofthewhistleblowers,I
Lawwelcomeswhistleblowers. If the whistle blower is innocent but only was a victim of mustbecitedasaprosecutionwitness. Ifwhistleblowerhadaminorroleinthecommissionoftheoffenceor

feelthatfollowingprinciplesmaygovernthem:

circumstances,he

inthe conspiracy for commission of such offences, the courts should come

forwardto himan 4.

hisrescueandinappropriatecasesshouldnothesitatetomake 'approver'. come up with complete facts before the investigating thetruth,thewholetruthandnothingbut thatsuchwhistleblowerhadcome anythingfromthecourt.

Ifthewhistleblowerhadamajorroleincommissionofsuchoffences, hemust

officerandduringtrialhe must testify on oath at the stage of defence evidenceandshoulddisclose thetruthbeforethecourtduring trial. Thetrialcourt,insuchevent,must certifyinitsjudgmentaboutthefact outwithtruthandhasnotconcealed 5. the

Onsuchcertificationinthejudgment,thecourtcanproceedtoaward minimumpossiblesentencetosuchconvictandifpossible,may probationwithrecommendationtothegovernmentthat actionshouldbeinitiatedagainsthiminviewofthesaid

releasehimon nodepartmental conviction.

10.

Now,letmeseeastowhetherSanjivKumarhaddisclosedthe

completetruthbeforethiscourt.Ihavealreadystatedthathisentire effortinthetrialwastoshowasifhehadnothingtodowiththe entire offence. His standas towhichwas the true award listwas foundtobefalse.Hekeptonsayingthathehadpreventedthescam bynotimplementingthefakelists.Theprosecutionevidenceonthe other hand has proved beyond reasonable doubt that he was fully involvedinthescamandhadactuallyimplementedtheforgedaward lists.Oneofthedefencewitnessesexaminedbyhimwasfoundtobe untrustworthy. HetookawrongstandbeforetheSupremeCourtof

Indiainrespectofthefakenessorgenuinenessoftheawardlists.He maintainedthesamestandbeforetheinvestigatingofficerandstuck tohisgunstothelastevenduringtrial. Evenif,SanjivKumarhad takenatruthfulstand,atleastatthestageoffinalargumentsinview oftheoverwhelmingevidenceforthcomingbeforethiscourt,hiscase wouldhavebeentakenentirelyonadifferentfootingthantheother convicts. Butinviewofhisconsistentfalsestandinrespectofthe genuinenessandfakenessoftheawardlists,Ihavenooptionbutto treat him on parity with those convicts who were overseeing the executionoftheentireconspiracy. 11. However,Iagreethattheconvictswhohadactedundersevere pressuremustbetreatedleniently. Theseconvictshadbeentruthful duringthetrial.Theywereawarethattheyhadcommittedaserious mistake in their life, but, their conscience did not permit them to speak falsehood before the court. Their moral values shone like a guidinglampforthem.Duringtheentiretrial,theyweretruthfuland courageousdespitethefactthattheyknewthatbybeingtruthful,they wereinvitingtheirconvictionwhichmayentailalongjailterm. I refertothestatementu/s313CrPCofPremBahal,R.S.Dahiyaetc. andthedefenceevidencesofSherSinghandD.D.Verma.Theyhad committed an offence once, but soon the repentance was in their hearts.TheyfullycooperatedCBIduringinvestigation.Theycameup truthfully before this court. A few hesitant convicts soon followed

them. Their remorse for the act exhibited itself frequently during trial.Insuchcircumstances,theirsentencesmustbehighlyreducedin comparisonwiththeotherconvictswhohadnopressureuponthem andwerenottruthfulbeforethiscourt.Inthisregard,Iwouldrefer tothecaseofconvictSudhaSachdeva.Shehadnottakenatruthful defencebutthefactthatshedidnotsigntheforgedawardlistisa circumstancewhichentitleshertoareducedquantumofsentence. 12. 1. (i) I,thereforeproceedannouncethesentencesasunder: OmPrakashChautala(A4)andSanjivKumar(A3) Isentencebothofthemtorigorousimprisonmentfor 7years

andafineinthesumofRs.1,000/eachu/s13(2)ofPreventionof Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforsixmonthseach. (ii) Both the convicts are further sentenced to rigorous imprisonmentfor10yearsandafineinthesumofRs.1,000/each u/s 120B IPC r/w Section 418/467/471 IPC r/w Section 13(2) of PreventionofCorruptionAct.Indefaultofpaymentoffine,theyshall undergosimpleimprisonmentforsixmonthseach. 2. (i) VidyaDhar(A1),SherSinghBadshami(A2),AjaySingh Chautala(A5). I sentence all these convicts to rigorous imprisonment for 10 years andafineinthesumofRs.1,000/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section 418/467/471 IPC r/w Section 13(2) of Prevention of

Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforsixmonthseach. 3. (i) MadanLal Kalra(A32), DurgaDuttPradhan(A38),Bani (A39),Smt.DayaSaini(A40)andRamSingh(A41). IsentenceMadanLalKalra(A32),DurgaDuttPradhan(A38), Singh

Bani Singh (A39) and Smt. Daya Saini (A40) to rigorous imprisonmentfor7yearsandafineinthesumofRs.1,000/eachu/s 13(2)ofPreventionofCorruptionAct.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforsixmonthseach. (ii) All the five convicts are further sentenced to rigorous imprisonmentfor10yearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s 120B IPC r/w Section 418/467/471 IPC r/w Section 13(2) of PreventionofCorruptionAct.Indefaultofpaymentoffine,theyshall undergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. (iii) Allthefiveconvictsaresentencedtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentfortenyearsu/s 467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each. Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 4. (i) PushkarMalVerma(A37) Isentencehimtorigorousimprisonmentfor fiveyears anda

fineinthesumofRs.1,000/u/s13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, he shall undergo simple imprisonmentforsixmonthseach. (ii) Heisfurthersentencedtorigorousimprisonmentforfiveyears and a fine in the sum of Rs. 1,000/ u/s 120B IPC r/w Section 418/467/471IPCr/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruptionAct. Indefaultofpaymentoffine,heshallundergosimpleimprisonment forsixmonthseach. (iii) This convict is also sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for threeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfiveyearsu/s 467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine,he shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I further sentencehimtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s471IPC andfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, heshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 5. (i) Smt.PremBahal(A6),Smt.ShashiMalhotra(A7)andSmt. KrishnaGupta(A8). Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w

Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) All these three convicts are also sentenced to rigorous imprisonmentforthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonment forfouryearsu/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultof payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one montheach. Ifurthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each. In defaultofpaymentoffine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonment foronemontheach. 6. (i) Brahmanand(A9),Ms.VinodKumari(A10),MamanChand (A11)andSawanLal(A12). Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Alltheseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment

forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 7. (i) Smt.KantaSharma(A13)andSmt.PhoolKhurana(A15). Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda

fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Boththeseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach.

8. (i)

HarbansLal(A16),RamSaranKukreja(A17). Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda

fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Boththeseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 9. (i) Chand Singh Verma (A20), Yogesh Kumar Sharma (A21) Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda and Smt.AbhilashKaur(A22). fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth.

(ii)

Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor

fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Alltheseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 10. (i) SherSingh(A23),AnarSingh(A24),Smt.KailashKaushik (A25). IsentenceAnarSingh(A24)andSmt.KailashKaushik(A25) torigorousimprisonmentfortwoyearsandafineinthesumofRs. 100/eachu/s13(2)ofPreventionofCorruptionAct. Indefaultof payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month. (ii) I further sentence Sher Singh (A23), Anar Singh (A24) and Smt.KailashKaushik(A25)torigorousimprisonmentforfouryears andafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/wSection 418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruptionAct. In

defaultofpaymentoffine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonment foronemonth. (iii) Alltheseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 11. (i) AjitSinghSangwan(A26),RamKaur(A27)andMahavir (A28). Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda Singh

fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Alltheseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine,

they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 12. (i) NarainSinghRuhil(A29),KrishanLalNarang(A30),Smt. Rani(A31). Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda Usha

fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Alltheseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 13. VeerBhanMehta(A33),DilbagSingh(A35),RamKumar

(A36). (i) IsentenceVeerBhanMehta(A33)andRamKumar(A36)to rigorous imprisonment for two years andafine in the sumofRs. 100/eachu/s13(2)ofPreventionofCorruptionAct. Indefaultof payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month. (ii) I further sentence all these three convicts to rigorous imprisonmentforfouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/each u/s 120B IPC r/w Section 418/467/471 r/w Section 13(2) of PreventionofCorruptionAct.Indefaultofpaymentoffine,theyshall undergosimpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Alltheseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 14. (i) SheeshPalSingh(A43),Smt.RekhaSharma(A44),Smt. Jindal(A45). Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda Raksha

fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo

simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Alltheseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 15. (i) JeetRamKhokhar(A46),AmarSingh(A48),NirmalDevi Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda (A47). fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple

imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Alltheseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 16. (i) Smt.SudhaSachdeva(A49),DarshanDayalVerma(A50), Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda Smt. SarojSharma(A51),TulsiRamBihagra(A52). fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) All these convicts (except Sudha Sachdeva A49) are also sentencedtorigorousimprisonmentforthreeyearsu/s418IPCand rigorousimprisonmentfor fouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs. 100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine,theyshallundergosimple

imprisonment for one month each. I further sentence them to rigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s471IPCandfineinthe sum of Rs. 100/ each. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 17. (i) OmPrakashTiwari(A54)&BihariLal(A55). Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda

fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Boththeseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 18. (i) RajenderSinghDahiya(A56),DalipSingh(A57). Isentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor twoyears anda

fine in the sum of Rs. 100/ each u/s 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) Ifurthersentencetheseconvictstorigorousimprisonmentfor fouryearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s120BIPCr/w Section418/467/471r/wSection13(2)ofPreventionofCorruption Act. In default of payment of fine, they shall undergo simple imprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Boththeseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 19. (i) Rajender Pal Singh (A59), Sarwan Kumar Chawla (A60), Sharma(A61)andJogenderLal(A62). I sentence Rajender Pal Singh (A59), Sarwan Kumar Chawla Urmil

(A60)andUrmilSharma(A61)torigorousimprisonmentfor two yearsandafineinthesumofRs.100/eachu/s13(2)ofPrevention ofCorruptionAct. Indefaultofpaymentoffine,theyshallundergo simpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (ii) I further sentence all the above mentioned four convicts to

rigorousimprisonmentfor fouryears andafineinthesumofRs. 100/ each u/s 120B IPC r/w Section 418/467/471 r/w Section 13(2)ofPreventionofCorruptionAct.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemonth. (iii) Alltheseconvictsarealsosentencedtorigorousimprisonment forthreeyearsu/s418IPCandrigorousimprisonmentforfouryears u/s467IPCwithfineofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpaymentoffine, they shall undergo simple imprisonment for one month each. I furthersentencethemtorigorousimprisonmentfor threeyears u/s 471IPCandfineinthesumofRs.100/each.Indefaultofpayment offine,theyshallundergosimpleimprisonmentforonemontheach. 13. 14. Allthesentencesofalltheconvictsmentionedinthisorder IwouldbefailinginmydutyifIdonotrefertosomemore shallrunconcurrently. pointsraisedduringthistrial.Sh.S.K.Saxena,Adv.forOmPrakash Chautala,AjaySinghChautalaandSherSinghBadshamihadargued while addressing arguments on sentence as to why the candidates whoreapedthebenefitofthescamarestillinthejob.Ifullyagree withhissubmissions.Duringinvestigationaswellasduringthistrial, ithasveryclearlycomeonrecordthatthefavouredcandidateswere given17ormorethan17marksintheinterviews. Therefore,such candidateswhohavebeensofavouredhaveadoptedunfairmeansfor getting their selections. In Rakesh Kumar Chhabra V State of .

HimachalPradesh,2012Cr.L.J., theHimachalPradeshHighCourt had held such persons to be the coconspirators. Hence, such candidatesshouldnotbe allowedtoremaininjob. Regardingthe remaining candidates, it would be appropriate if the District Wise merit list on the basis of Supreme Court lists is prepared. I may mention that as per Rule 11 issued by the Directorate Primary Educationwhichhasbeenexhibitedas Ext.PW52/B, itwasdirected thatDistrictLevelSelectionCommitteeswouldpreparethemeritlist after conclusion of the interviews which would be sent to the DirectoratePrimaryEducation.Thevacanciesofeachdistrictshould be filled up on the basis of District wise merit list. Where the SupremeCourtlistisnotavailablelikedistrictKurukshetra,Panipat andRohtak,suchmeritlistshouldbepreparedpurelyonthebasisof theacademicmarksetc.ortheirinterviewsshouldbeheldafresh. 15. I hasten to add here that this is only a suggestion to the government and not a direction. Since, this issue has been raised beforethiscourt,hence,ithasbeendealtwith. 16. IwouldfurtherliketoaddherethattheDy.Commissionersand the SDMs etc. had actively compelled the Chairpersons and the MembersoftheDistrictLevelSelectionCommitteestosignaffidavits onaprepreparedproforma. Thisisaseriousmatterbecausethese affidavitswerebeingtakenforthepurposeoffilingareplybythe governmentintheSupremeCourtofIndia.IrecommendCBItohold

aninquiryandtoidentifythoseofficerswho hadindulged in such activities and if sufficient material is found, departmental action shouldberecommendedagainstthoseofficers. 17. I may point out that Sanjiv Kumar in his Writ Petition no. 93/2003 had specifically mentioned that the same scam had taken placeintheselectionsoftheteachersundertheDirectorateSecondary Educationduringthesametime. Someevidencetothateffecthas beenledduringtrialwhichindicatesthepossibilityofsuchascam. One award list Ext.PW24/L has been shown to this court which reflectsthesamepatternofmarksasavailableintheDirectoratelists. TheCBIshouldnotcloseitseyesonthisaspectonthegroundthatthe secondsetofawardlistsisnotavailable.Imaypointoutthatevenin JBT scam, the original award lists of some of the districts are not available, but, this court has held the Directorate Lists of those districtstobefakeonthebasisofthemarkingpattern.Therefore,I recommend that CBI should start investigation u/s 173(8) CrPC in respectoftheselectionsofteachersunderDirectorateofSecondary Education which happened during the same time, of course, after fulfillingthenecessaryrequirements. Announcedintheopencourt (VinodKumar) nd onthis22 dayofJanuary,2013. SpecialJudgeII PreventionofCorruptionAct CBI,Rohini,Delhi