Coal Scam Case: Former Union Minister Dilip Ray Convicted

New-Delhi: Former Union Minister Dilip Ray has been convicted by Delhi Court in connection with the coal scam case pertaining to alleged irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999.

Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar had framed charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust against Ray, two senior officials of the Ministry of Coal (MoC) at that time.

Ray was Minister of State for Coal in the the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Banerjee was the then Additional Secretary in MoC and Gautam the Advisor (Projects) there.

The charges were framed after the accused pleaded not guilty and claimed trial. The case pertains to allocation of Brahmadiha coal block in Giridih in Jharkhand to CTL in 1999.

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