Delhi High Court suspends sentence given to former Union Minister Dilip Ray
He was convicted and given a sentence of 3 years by a Special CBI court for illegally allocating a coal block in Jharkhand to a private company in 1999
The Delhi High Court on Monday suspended the sentence of 3 years given to former Union Minister Dilip Ray who was sentenced on Monday by a Special CBI court for illegally allocating a coal block in Jharkhand to a private company in 1999, LiveLaw.in reports.
Ray was Minister of State (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
Special Judge Bharat Parashar had also awarded three-year jail term each to two senior officials of the Ministry of Coal at that time, Pradip Kumar Banerjee and Nitya Nand Gautam, and Castron Technologies Ltd's (CTL) director Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla.
In addition to that, a fine of Rs 10 lakh was also imposed on each of the convicts.
The court had further imposed Rs 60 lakh on CLT and Rs 10 lakh on Castron Mining Ltd (CML), also held guilty in the case.