Lalu Prasad sentenced to 7 years in jail after conviction in the fourth fodder scam case

The Hush Post: Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has been sentenced to seven years in jail after conviction in the fourth fodder scam case.

As per his lawyer Prabhat Kumar the sentencing in all the fodder cases, including the Dumka Treasury case, will run concurrently.

“Imprisonment of seven years each has been given under IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act, both to run concurrently. Total fine will be Rs 60 lakh. Sentence of previous case to also run concurrently,” he said.

A CBI special court on Monday in Ranchi pronounced Lalu guilty in the Rs 3.13 crore Dumka treasury case. This was the fourth of the five fodder scam cases.

Hearing in this fourth fodder scam case ended on March 5. However, the judgment was delayed since Lalu filed many pleas. In addition to Jagannath Mishra, who was also the former Bihar CM, 29 others, including former bureaucrats and animal husbandry department staff members, were accused.

Lalu has been found to be guilty by a special CBI court and sentenced to prison terms in three other cases of fodder scam.

The RJD supremo is right now lodged in the Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi where he is serving a 3.5-year jail term.

In all, 14 accused have been held guilty in the fodder scam so far.

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