NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Tuesday granted relief to former Union ministerDilip Rayand suspended his sentence, a day after a CBI court handed him a three-year jail term. Ray was convicted in acoalscam case pertaining to irregularities in allocation of aJharkhand coal blockin 1999.
Justice Suresh Kumar Kait also issued notice to the CBI and sought its response on the appeal filed by Ray, challenging his conviction and sentence in the case. The HC listed the matter for further hearing on November 25.
A special CBI court had on Monday sentenced Ray to three years in jail and fined him Rs 10 lakh for his role in the illegal allocation of Jharkhand’s Brahmadiha coal block to a Bokarobased company in 1999.