Sukhram and Raja will be in same jail in Tihar

New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Sukhram, who was on Saturday awarded 5 years` imprisonment in a telecom scam case, will be lodged in Tihar prisons` jail number 1 which also houses A Raja.

According to the Deputy Inspector General of Tihar Prisons, R N Sharma, Sukhram, who was convicted in a 1996 telecom scam case, will be kept in jail number 1 of the Tihar Prisons.

This jail also houses A Raja, anothe former Telecom Minister, since Februrary 17 this year after his arrest in connection with 2G spectrum allocation scam.

"Sukhram will be kept in jail number 1. No special treatment will be extended to the former minister," Sharma said.

86-year-old Sukhram was held guilty of misusing his official position during his tenure as Telecom Minister in award of contract worth Rs 30 crore to private firm Haryana Telecom Limited (HTL) to supply 3.5 Lakh Conductor Kilometers (LCKM) of Polythene Insulated Jelly Filled (PIJF) cables to the telecom department.