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Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad appears before Ranchi court in fifth case

Lalu, accompanied by his elder son Tej Pratap, arrived at court for hearing in the fifth fodder scam case RC47A/96, related to Doranda Treasury.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Ranchi [ Published on: January 29, 2018 13:00 IST ]
File pic of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav
File pic of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav

Jailed RJD supremo and former chief minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav today appeared before a special Ranchi court in connection with fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 184 crore from Doranda Treasury in the early 90s. 

Lalu, accompanied by his elder son Tej Pratap, arrived at court for hearing in the fifth fodder scam case RC47A/96, related to Doranda Treasury.

Lalu is facing a total of six cases in the fodder scam and he has been convicted in three cases. While trials in two cases are underway at the Ranchi CBI court, trial in one case is ongoing at a Patna court.

Last week, a special CBI court had sentenced Lalu and Jagannath Mishra to 5 years in prison and slapped a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the former and Rs 10 lakh on the latter in connection with the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury in 1992-1993.

The special CBI court had also convicted 50 people and acquitted six in this case. This was the third case of the fodder scam in which the RJD chief was convicted.

Lalu is lodged at the Birsa Munda Central Jail since January 6 following his conviction on December 23, 2017 for 3.5 years in a fodder scam case related to the Deoghar Treasury. 

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

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

A Patna High Court had ordered the case probe to be handed over to the CBI. The allegation against Lalu is that he ignored the scam reports in his capacity as the finance minister.

 

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