Published On: Wed, Jan 24th, 2018

Lalu, Jagannath Mishra jailed for 5 years in 3rd fodder scam case

Ranchi: A special CBI court on Wednesday sentenced former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra to five years in prison in a fodder scam case.

It was alleged that the Rs 33.67-crore was withdrawn on fake allotment letters

The special Central Bureau of Investigation court of Judge SS Prasad pronounced the judgment related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury in 1992-1993.

The special CBI court convicted 50 people and acquitted six in this case.

This is third case in the fodder scam in which Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad has been convicted. For Jagnnath Mishra and Sajjal Chkravarty this is the second fodder scam case in which they have been convicted.

There were total 76 accused in the case and 15 died during trial while five turned CBI approver.

Talking to reporters, Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav said “This is not the final court. We will move High Court.”

Lalu Prasad is lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi as he was convicted on December 23, 2017 and awarded three and half years of imprisonment on January 6 in the fodder scam related to the Deoghar Treasury.

The RJD chief was convicted in the fodder scam case for the first time in 2013 and he was awarded five years imprisonment.

The multi-million fodder scam case surfaced in the undivided Bihar in the 1990s.

Lalu Prasad is already lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi serving his three and half years of imprisonment that he was sentenced to January 6 following his conviction on December 23, 2017 in the Deoghar Treasury fodder scam case.

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