The Delhi High Court on Tuesday suspended a three-year jail time period given to former union minister Dilip Ray over a case linked to irregularities in allocating Jharkhand coal blocks in 1999. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait has issued discover to the CBI looking for its response on Mr Ray’s attraction towards his conviction.
The court docket admitted his attraction within the matter and listed the case for additional listening to on November 25, information company PTI reported.
Dilip Ray, the previous Minister of State (coal) within the Atal Bihari Vajpayee authorities, was convicted final month within the case. The CBI had sought life imprisonment for him and two different convicts, arguing the utmost punishment must be awarded to ship a message to the society.
The convicted individuals had urged the court docket to take a lenient view contemplating their previous age and that they’ve by no means been convicted earlier.
Besides him, the court docket had additionally awarded three-year jail time period every to 2 senior officers of the ministry at the moment — Pradip Kumar Banerjee and Nitya Nand Gautam, each about 80-year-old. It additionally awarded the identical jail time period to Castron Technologies Ltd (CTL) director Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla (75).
The trial court docket had, nonetheless, granted bail to the convicts for one month to allow them to method the excessive court docket difficult the decision.
While saying the sentence, the trial court docket had mentioned he “dishonestly facilitated allocation of the deserted non-nationalised coal mining space in favour of CTL and that too in violation of the path of regulation.”
The case pertains to allocation of Brahmadiha coal block in Giridih in Jharkhand to CTL in 1999.
With inputs from PTI