Coal Scam Case: Former union minister Dilip Ray gets 3-year jail term

Dilip Ray

Former union minister Dilip Ray has been given three-year jail term by a Delhi court in a coal scam case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999.

Also Read | Union Minister: All citizens in the country to get free Covid-19 vaccine

Ray was  the Minister of State (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar also gave a three-year jail sentence each to two senior officials of the Ministry of Coal at that time, Pradip Kumar Banerjee and Nitya Nand Gautam, and Castron Technologies Limited (CTL) director Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 10 lakh on each of them.

educareThe court further imposed Rs 60 lakh on CLT and Rs 10 lakh on Castron Mining Ltd (CML), also held guilty in the case.

-PTC News