Coal Scam Row: Court Grants Bail to Dilip Ray


New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Rourkela MLA and Former Union Minister of State for Coal Dilip Ray, the minister of the then NDA government who was summoned as a charged in a coal trick case, was today granted bail by a special court here.

special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar allowed bail to Ray, who was a minister in 1999 in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, and five others after they showed up under the steady gaze of the court in compatibility of the summons issued to them.

Besides Ray, two senior officials of the Ministry of Coal (MoC) at that time, Pradip Kumar Banerjee and Nitya Nand Gautam were also granted bail.

The court also granted bail to Castron Technologies Ltd (CTL) director Mahendra Kumar Agarwalla.

The bail was granted on a personal bond of Rs one lakh and one surety of like amount. The court has now fixed the matter for April 1 for the scrutiny of documents.