Multi-crore Uliburu mining scam main accused Deepak Gupta hospitalised


Bhubaneswar: Deepak Gupta, main accused in the multi-crore Uliburu mining scam, has been hospitalised after he complained of acute chest pain on Friday night.

Reportedly, Gupta has been shifted to Keonjhar district headquarters hospital from after jail doctors conducted preliminary health check up. Gupta was admitted to the medicine ward and his condition is said to be stable.

Earlier on June 5, the Special Vigilance Court framed charges against eight accused including Deepak Gupta, mines owner BK Mohanty and former Deputy Director of Mines of Joda Circle Manas Ranjan Mohanty.

The charges were framed under Sections /2, 420, 409, 468, 379 and 120 (B) of IPC against the eight accused.

Notably, Deepak was arrested by the Vigilance Directorate on September 4, 2013 for allegedly involved in the Rs 1800 crore mining scam at Uliburu in Keonjhar district.

Deepak illegally extracted iron ores beyond the permissible limit prescribed by the Government and made profit of Rs 1,400 crore causing a huge loss to the State exchequer.

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