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Former Chennai Port Trust chairman jailed

Former Chennai Port Trust chairman jailed

The former chairman of Chennai Port Trust, K. Suresh, has been sentenced for two years imprisonment by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in India court over corruption charges.

Suresh illegally obtained sponsorship for his son’s admission to a degree course in civil engineering, noted a statement from the CBI.

He obtained the fee, which was valued at Rs 12 lakh (US$18,000) in 2009, from Vijayashanti Builders who were running two weigh bridges in the premises of Chennai Port Trust.

Suresh, who served as chairman of the port trust from September 2004 until July 2009, has also received a fine of Rs 10,000 (US$147) for his actions.