The special court had convicted Gupta, Kropha and Samaria on May 19.

A special CBI court on Monday awarded two-year imprisonment to former coal secretary HC Gupta in a coal scam and granted him bail soon after.

Special CBI Judge Bharat Parasher also gave two-year imprisonments to senior government officials, KS Kropha and KC Samaria. The court also imposed Rs 1 lakh fine on each of the three convicts.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1 crore on Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd, a convicted firm the managing director of which, Pawan Kumar Ahluwalia, got a three-year term. He has to pay a fine of Rs 30 lakh.

Gupta and the other two convicted were granted bail as the sentence was announced enabling them to move the high court. The former coal secretary and the other officials were earlier convicted by the court for discrepancies in the allocation of the Thesgora-B Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to a private firm.

The special court on May 19 had convicted Gupta, Kropha and Samaria. The firm and its managing director were held for offences, including cheating. Accountant Amit Goyal was acquitted in the case.

An FIR was filed by CBI in October 2012 but later on March 27, 2014, the agency filed a closure report. The court rejected the report on October 13, 2014 and summoned Gupta and others. The investigating agency had alleged that the company had made misrepresentations of its net worth adding that the state government was also not satisfied with the firm for allocation.

The court had framed charges against them, observing that former prime minister Manmohan Singh was kept in the “dark” by the coal secretary, who had prima facie violated the law and trust reposed upon him.