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Coal Block Allocation Scam: Court To Announce Quantum Of Sentence For Dilip Ray, Other Convicts Today

Bhubaneswar: The special CBI court in Delhi will hear the arguments on the quantum of sentence for Dilip Ray, the then Union Minister of State for Coal and others, convicted in the coal block allocation scam, today.

The case pertains to allocation of Brahmadiha coal block in Giridih in Jharkhand to Castron Technologies Ltd (CTL) in 1999.

Special CBI judge Bharat Parashar convicted Ray of criminal conspiracy and other offences. He was the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Coal during Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government in 1999.

Along with Ray, the court also convicted two senior officials of the Ministry of Coal at that time, Pradip Kumar Banerjee and Nitya Nand Gautam, director of Castron Technologies Ltd (CTL) Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla and Castron Mining Ltd (CML).

(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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