Dilip ray was convicted in coal scam court stayed sentence now able to contest elections guilty in coal scam

Former Union Minister Dilip Ray

Delhi High Court has stayed the sentence of former Union Minister Dilip Ray, convicted in the coal scam case. In this case he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. After this Dilip Ray appealed in the High Court. In this he told the court that he wanted to contest the elections. The court also took into account Dilip Ray’s long political career and his age and said that every case should be decided on the basis of circumstances and background.

The Delhi High Court has stayed the conviction of former Union Minister Dilip Ray in the coal scam case related to irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks in Jharkhand in 1999. Let us tell you, he had filed a petition in the Delhi High Court to contest the elections. In this he had appealed for a stay on the punishment.

What did Justice Swarnkant Sharma say?

In this case, the court gave an important decision and stayed the punishment of Dilip Ray. Now Dilip Ray will be able to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The court has issued a notice to the CBI in this case. The court has asked CBI to file a status report. Justice Swarnkant Sharma made it clear that this relief is not tantamount to acquittal, but tantamount to suspending the conviction in the specific circumstances of the case. The court said that elections are to be held this year and Dilip Ray is 71 years old. Several appeals and cross-appeals have been filed in the case, which will take time to be heard and are unlikely to be heard and decided in the near future.

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Who is Dilip Ray?

Dilip Ray was the Minister of State for Coal in Atal ji’s government. He is an Indian politician and hotelier. He was the Union Minister of Steel, Coal and Parliamentary Affairs. Ray was the only Odia MP to be part of the government of three Prime Ministers. Dilip Ray was convicted by the trial court for the crime of scam. After this, Ray was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment and to pay a fine. Ray wants to contest the assembly elections this time.

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