Lalu Prasad Yadav gets 5-year jail in fodder scam case, fined Rs 60 lakh
Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and other defendants in the Doranda treasury case relating to the fodder scam were sentenced to five years in prison by a special
Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and other defendants in the Doranda treasury case relating to the fodder scam were sentenced to five years in prison by a special CBI court today.
The court also slapped the RJD president with a fine of Rs 60 lakh.
In the Doranda case, Lalu Prasad and 39 others were found guilty of treasury theft in the amount of Rs 139.5 crore, the sixth prosecution against him in the fodder scandal.
The ill 73-year-old lawmaker was sent to Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Central Jail shortly after his conviction, and then to the state-run Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).
In four more multibillion-dollar fodder fraud cases involving the Jharkhand treasuries of Dumka, Deoghar, and Chaibasa, the RJD president was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
In these four charges relating to the multibillion-dollar fodder scheme, he was granted bail and served nearly four years in prison.
The 950-crore fodder scandal cases involve the illegal removal of public funds from government treasuries in several districts across Bihar.
The RJD patriarch, who had been imprisoned in Ranchi since December 2017, was granted bail In April of last year.
In several districts of undivided Bihar, the Animal Husbandry Department reportedly issued forged invoices for substantial sums paid from government treasuries.
The CBI named Lalu as a suspect in June 1997.
The agency charged Lalu and former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra, who died in 2019. In 1996, the central agency reported 53 separate cases related to the fraud.
First Published: 21st February, 2022 16:47 IST
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