Three and a half year in jail for Lalu Prasad Yadav

07 January, 2018, 08:11 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Fodder Scam Lalu Prasad Yadav gets 3.5 years in jail Rs 5 lakh fine

Lalu Prasad has already been convicted by trial court and sentenced to five years jail term in Chaibasa treasury withdrawal case connected to the fodder scam. The CBI judge pronounced the quantum of sentence to all 16 convicts in the fodder scam case through video conference.

"The court has awarded three-and-a-half years jail to Lalu Prasad and ₹10 lakh fine to him".

Soon after the announcement of quantum of punishment, RJD leaders said that they would appeal against the sentence in a higher court.

Lalu's lawyer had on Friday, January 5, filed a plea before Ranchi Special CBI Court demanding minimum punishment for the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief on health grounds.

The RJD supremo is lodged in the Hotwar Central Jail in Ranchi since December 23.

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Earlier in the day, Lalu's wife Rabri Devi has called an emergency meeting to decide the individual roles for party leaders in likely absence of the RJD chief.

The court had on December 23 convicted Lalu Prasad and 15 others in the case relating to the multi-million-rupee scam.

Special CBI court judge, Shivpal Singh had acquitted six others, including former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra in the case.

There were 34 accused in the case, out of which 11 died during the trial, while one turned CBI approver and admitted to the crime. The conviction in this case pertains to embezzling of more than Rs89 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.

JDU on Saturday welcomed the fodder scam verdict and hailed it as historic decision in Bihar politics.

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