Former Union minister Dilip Ray convicted in 1999 coal block allocation scam

New Delhi (ILNS): Dilip Ray, a Union minister in the earlier NDA government, was today convicted by a special Delhi court in a 1999 coal scam case. The case pertains to alleged irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block.

The Rouse Avenue court convicted Ray, who was former minister of state (coal) during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, for criminal conspiracy and other offences.

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Special Judge Bharat Parashar passed the conviction order. He also convicted two senior officials of the Ministry of Coal at that time, Pradip Kumar Banerjee and Nitya Nand Gautam, Castron Technologies Ltd (CTL), its director Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla and Castron Mining Ltd (CML).

Arguments on the quantum of sentence will be held on October 14.

-ILNS
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