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Old 04-May-2011
Thandal convicted in graft case resigns

Chandigarh May 4:

Punjab Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sohan Singh Thandal, who was sentenced to three years' imprisonment in a corruption case by a Mohali Court yesterday, resigned from his post today.

Stating this here tonight, an official spokesman said Thandal's resignation had been forwarded by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil. Mohali Additional District and Sessions judge Rajinder Aggarwal had also imopsed a fine of Rs 25,000 on Thandal, a Shiromani Akali Dal MLA.

He was convicted in a case filed against him in 2003 for accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income during the previous tenure of the SAD-BJP government (1997-2002) when he was Food and Civil Supplies Minister. However, Thandal was later granted bail for month during which he could appeal to a higher court against his conviction.

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