Delhi court sentences former Union minister Dilip Ray to 3 years in prison in coal scam case


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Former Union minister Dilip Ray, who served as the minister of state (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, has been sentenced to three-year imprisonment by a Delhi Court in a coal scam case. Ray has been imprisoned in connection with the irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999. The CBI had demanded life imprisonment for other convicts including two senior officials of the Ministry of Coal.