The Supreme Court today granted interim bail to former Union Minister Sukh Ram, till January 16th, in the 1993 Telecom Scam case.

What is the 1993 scam case? 

The 1993 telecom scam for which Sukh Ram has been convicted involves award of a contract to a Hyderabad firm for supplying telecom equipment to the government at exorbitant rates.He provided undue favour to a cable supply company and accepted Rs.3 lakh as bribe when he was a minister.
In another case, he was held guilty of possessing disproportionate assets worth Rs.4.25 crore in 2009.