NEW DELHI - An Indian court on Saturday jailed a former telecoms minister for three years over a 1993 financial scandal when he was in office, court officials said. The 86-year-old Sukh Ram was India's telecommunications minister for three years from 1993 when the corruption scandal involving him and two bureaucrats surfaced. Ram was sent to the same prison in New Delhi where another disgraced former telecoms minister, A. Raja, has been held since Feb last year while he awaits trial over a separate corruption case. Delhi High Court upheld a lower court's 2002 ruling that Ram and the two officials defrauded the state exchequer by awarding a contract to supply telecom equipment to a private firm at a higher rate than stipulated.