Mohali: A Sessions Court here on Monday held former minister and chief parliamentary secretary of Punjab, Sohan Singh Thandal, guilty in a disproportionate assets case and sentenced him to three years of imprisonment.

Thandal was booked by Punjab Vigilance Bureau on January 29, 2003 for accumulating disproportionate wealth, 'benami' properties and other charges of corruption. He was also accused of amassing illegal wealth worth over Rs 20 Lakh.

Hoshiarpur district’s Joga Singh and Harminder Singh had filed the complaint against the Shiromani Akali Dal leader in 2003 when the Congress was in power in the state.

During the hearing, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau had listed 27 people as witness in the case out of which 22 deposed against Thandal.

However, the court granted bail to Thandal against a security of Rs 25,000. The court also allowed Thandal to appeal against the verdict within a month.

After coming out of the court, Thandal refused to talk to media.