Lalu Yadav sentenced to 3.5 years in jail; slapped with Rs 5 lakh fine in one of the Fodder scam case

  • Lalu Yadav sentenced to 3.5 years in jail; slapped with Rs 5 lakh fine in one of the Fodder scam case
06-01-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

 Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Jana Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, accused in five different fodder scam case, was sentenced to three and half years in jail and a fine of Rs 5 lakh in a second case out of the five by Ranchi court.

The RJD supremo, along with 15 others, was convicted in a case relating to embezzling of more than Rs 89 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994 on December 23 and has been lodged in the Birsa Munda jail since then.

However, the court had acquitted six others, including another former Bihar chief minister, Jagannath Mishra.

Other convicts Phool Chand, Mahesh Prasad, Bake Julious, Sunil Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sudhir Kumar and Raja Ram were also sentenced to 3.5 years in jail and a fine of Rs 5 lakh each was imposed. The hearing concluded on Saturday and all the 15 convicts, including Lalu, appeared via video conferencing.

Lalu Prasad Yadav faces another three fodder scam cases for illegal withdrawal of Rs 3.97 crore from the Dumka Treasury, Rs 36 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury and Rs 184 crore from the Doranda treasury.

Tags : Lalu Prasad Yadav Fodder Scam Fodder Scam verdict Ranchi court Jagannath Mishra


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