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