Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to five years in jail

CBI court on Monday sentenced former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav to five years in jail and a fine of Rs 60 lakh in a fodder scam case.

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 A CBI court on Monday sentenced former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav to five years in jail and a fine of Rs 60 lakh in the fodder scam case.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is among the 75 suspects who have been convicted by a special CBI court in their final fodder scam, which had illegally withdrawn Rs 139.35 crore from the Lalu Prasad Yadav in 1995-96 .

Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to five years in jail
Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to five years in jail

After hearing the arguments about the amount of punishment, the court announced the sentence. After being convicted in the case on February 15, Lalu Prasad Yadav was placed in Birsa Munda Central Prison and later shifted to the Rajendra Medical Sciences Institute (RIMS) in Ranchi.

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A total of 170 convictions have been made in the Doranda Treasury case. Of these, 55 have died, 7 are government witnesses, 2 have confessed to their crime, and 6 are still absconding. Thereafter, a total of 99 accused were acquitted, 24 of whom were acquitted and 75 convicted.

Lalu has been granted bail after serving a total of 14 years in prison in four cases involving the Treasury of Dumka, Deoghar and Chaibasa since the first crime was proven in 2013. He was convicted in the second case in 2017 and the third and fourth in January and March 2018. 

Five cases were transferred to Jharkhand after the partition of Bihar and one case was dealt with in Patna.