Fodder scam: RJD Chief Lalu Prasad sentenced to 3.5 years in jail

Marie Harrington
January 7, 2018

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who has been recently convicted by the special CBI court in the fodder scam case is sentenced to Three and half Years in Jail and also imposed Five Lakh Fine.

The Ranchi Special CBI Court sentenced former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav to 3.5 years in jail and imposed Rs 5 lakh fine in fodder scam case.

Apart from Lalu Yadav, other convicts Phool Chand, Mahesh Prasad, Bake Julius, Sunil Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sudhir Kumar and Raja Ram were also sentenced to 3.5 years in jail.

"The BJP, RSS and Nitish Kumar had got threatened with Lalu Prasad's effort for opposition's unity against BJP and Narendra Modi after the party had organised BJP bhagao, Desh bachao rally in Patna, so they conspired to send him to jail... but we'll not be cowed down with Lalu Prasad in jail but will come out more stronger", said Tejaswi Yadav. The Special CBI court had postponed the sentencing twice this week.

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The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and 15 others were convicted on December 23 in a case related to the multi-million-rupee fodder scam by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court.

On Friday, Lalu Prasad sought a minimum punishment citing health issues. "I am sure our Chief Laluji will attend RJD's crucial meeting tomorrow" says Bihar party chief Ramchandra Purve.

The trial was completed on December 13 in the CBI court and 10 days later he was convicted.

In the fodder scam case, out of 22 accused, 16 were convicted. They were pronounced guilty for engaging in fraudulent transactions worth Rs 89 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.

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