A Special CBI Judge has indicted previous Union Minister of State Dilip Ray for his inclusion in the Jharkhand Coal Scam of 1999.
Special Judge Bharat Parashar today sentenced Ray and others for the offense of criminal conspiracy and other breaches.
The court additionally indicted two previous senior authorities of the Ministry of Coal Pradip Kumar Banerjee and Nitya Nand Gautam, also the Director of Castron Technologies Limited.
The case relates to inconsistencies in the distribution of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999 when Ray was Minister of State for Coal in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. The sentence is required to be pronounced on October 14.
The accused in this case have been called to the Special Court in Delhi for the final verdict.