Fodder Scam Case: Lalu Prasad Yadav Likely to Be Released on Bail Today

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is likely to be released on bail on Thursday (April 28) who was sent to jail in connection with the Rs. 139.35 crore Doranda Treasury case
Fodder Scam Case: Lalu Prasad Yadav Likely to Be Released on Bail Today
Lalu Prasad Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is likely to be released on bail on Thursday (April 28) who was sent to jail in connection with the Rs. 139.35 crore Doranda Treasury case related to the fodder scam. He was granted bail in the case by the Jharkhand High Court.

The RJD chief is currently under treatment at Delhi AIIMS.

A special CBI court in Ranchi had in February held RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad guilty of fraudulent withdrawals from Doranda Treasury in connection with the fifth fodder scam case.

Lalu Prasad, who has already been convicted in four other cases of the fodder scam, was also accused in the fifth and final case.

The Rs 950-crore fodder scam involved fraudulent withdrawals of public funds from government treasuries in various districts of undivided Bihar. Lalu Prasad, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison and slapped with a total penalty of Rs 60 lakh, has secured bail in four cases related to Dumka, Deoghar and Chaibasa treasuries.

The fodder scam came to light in January 1996 after a raid at the Animal Husbandry Department. The CBI named Prasad as an accused in June 1997. The agency framed charges against Prasad and former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra.

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