Ex-Bihar DGP jailed for three years

Ranchi, Sep 18  A special CBI court here on Monday sentenced former Bihar Director General of Police Ram Chandra Khan and three others to three years imprisonment for corruption. CBI Judge Ranjana Asthana pronounced the judgment in Rs 35 lakh uniform scam, which took place in 1983-84. According to the prosecution, police uniforms were bought at higher rates in Ranchi, causing loss to the exchequer.  The total cost of uniforms purchased was Rs 45 lakh. In total, there were 10 accused. Six died during the trial.  The uniform scam was handed over to the CBI in 1986 by the Bihar government and the chargesheet was filed in 1996. IANS