Coal scandal: Former Union Minister jailed for 3 years


Bangla Hunt Desk: The verdict of the 1999 case was announced in 2020. Former Union Minister Dilip Roy) The sentence was announced by a special CBI court. In 1999, Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name was mentioned in the coal scandal in Giridih, Jharkhand.

Special CBI court judge Bharat Parashar announced the verdict in the case on Monday. Former Union Minister Dilip Roy was convicted after nearly two decades. Former Union Minister Dilip Roy was convicted under sections 409, 420 and 120-B. CBI lawyers VK Sharma and AP Singh questioned the life sentence of the accused minister.

Pradeep Bandyopadhyay and Nityananda Gautam, the then officials of the Union Coal Ministry, were also convicted in the case. A special CBI court has sentenced the three accused in the coal scam.

Special CBI court judge Bharat Parash on Monday announced the sentences of the three accused in the coal scam after nearly a decade. All the three accused in the case were sentenced to 3 years in jail and fined Tk 10 lakh.