Ex-Union Minister Dilip Ray Convicted In Coal Scam Case

New Delhi: A Special Court on Tuesday convicted former union minister Dilip Ray in a coal scam case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999.

The former union minister of state for coal was convicted by the Special Judge Bharat Parashar for criminal conspiracy and other offences pertaining to allocation of Brahmadiha coal block in Giridih in Jharkhand to the Castron Technologies Ltd (CTL) in 1999.

Apart from this, the court convicted two other senior officials of the then Coal Ministry, Pradip Kumar Banerjee and Nitya Nand Gautam, CTL director Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla and Castron Mining Ltd (CML).

The court will hear arguments on the quantum of sentence on October 14.

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