Coal scam: Former Union Minister Dilip Ray found guilty

New Delhi: Former Union Minister Dilip Ray was on Tuesday convicted by a special court in Delhi in a coal scam case.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar of Rouse Avenue Court found Ray, Minister of State (MoS) for Coal during Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, guilty of criminal conspiracy in a case related to irregularities in allocation of Brahmadiha coal block in Jharkhand to Castron Technologies Limited in 1999.

The court also convicted two former senior officials of the Ministry of Coal, Pradip Kumar Banerjee and Nitya Nand Gautam, Castron Technologies Ltd (CTL), its director Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla and Castron Mining Ltd (CML).

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