NEW DELHI, July 30: A few hours after being sentenced to jail for four years in a corruption case relating to a defence deal, the Delhi High Court in a major relief to ex-Samata Party President Jaya Jaitly, suspended the sentence awarded to her.
The orders were passed by a single judge bench of the high court presided over by Justice Suresh Kumar Kait on Thursday after he admitted the appeal filed by Jaitly through senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi seeking suspension of her conviction and the sentence awarded later.
Jaitly's legal team moved the high court soon after the sentence was pronounced.
Earlier in the day, a Delhi court sentenced Jaitly to four years in jail in a corruption case relating to a defence deal.
Two other convicts and Jaitly's former party colleague Gopal Pacherwal and Major General (Retd.) S.P. Murgai were also awarded a similar jail term by the court.
While Jaitly approached the High Court on Thursday, the other convicts are likely to move the court on Friday. � IANS