Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad was not taking the name of the end of the tragedy. In one of the four cases of a fodder scam, they have been convicted. Lalu Prasad has been sentenced for 27 years 6 months in the biggest scandal of undivided Bihar. Ranchi situation in Case No. (Case No. RC 38A / 96) related to withdrawal of Rs. 13.3 crores in the name of animal feed and animal medicine through 96 bogus vouchers from Dumka Treasury, CBI special court on Saturday Lalu Prasad IPC and Prevention of Under the Corruption Act, 7-7 years imprisonment was sentenced. In addition, it also imposed a penalty of 30-30 lakh rupees in both cases. If the penalty is not given the amount, then the additional sentence of 2 (1-1) years will be cut. This is the fourth case of the fodder scam, in which Lalu Prasad has been given the highest punishment.
In this case, all the accused, including KK Prasad, Ajit Kumar Verma, Gopinath Das, Arun Kumar Singh, Vimal Kant Das, have been sentenced to three and a half years in jail. Everyone has been fined 15-15 lakh rupees. If the fine does not pay the fine, 9 months after the completion of the sentence and stay in jail. All the accused, except Lalu Prasad, attended the hearing through video conferencing. The judgment of the CBI court on Lalu‘s behalf will be challenged in the High Court. Lalu‘s son and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav has said that after reading all 4 decisions, the overall strategy will be taken for further action.
Vishnu Sharma, advocate on behalf of the CBI in the fodder scam, said that Lalu Prasad has been sentenced to 7-7 years imprisonment in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act). In both cases, a penalty of 30-30 lakh rupees has been imposed. Therefore, both decorations will move one after the other. That is, after the completion of 7 years of sentence, the second 7 year sentence will start. The matter was to come in two o’clock in the matter, but the Special Judge of the CBI, Mr. Shivpal Singh, suddenly pronounced the sentence on 11 o’clock.
In the fourth case of the largest scam of undivided Bihar, RC 38A / 96, 19 people including Lalu Prasad were convicted by a special CBI court on March 21. The court had acquitted 12 accused, including another former Bihar Chief Minister, Dr Jagannath Mishra.
The trial of all the 19 convicted people including Lalu Prasad was heard on three days (March 21 to 23). After this, the sentence was announced on Saturday. On Friday, Lalu Prasad was shocked by the High Court when his bail plea could not be heard in the case of withdrawal from Chaibasa Treasury.
It is known that between December 1995 and January 1996, on the basis of 96 bogus bills from Dumka Treasury, 3.13 crore was withdrawn in the name of animal feed and medicine. In this case, 19 accused, including Lalu Prasad Yadav, were convicted in Ranchi’s special court on Monday.
It would be relevant to inform that Lalu Prasad has already been sentenced to 13.5 years in three cases of fodder scam. Since being convicted in the first case, he is lodged in Birsa Munda Central Jail. However, for the past few days, he is being treated in Ranchi’s largest government hospital RIMS (Rajendra Institute of Medical Science). Lalu has been sentenced to 5-5 years in two cases of withdrawal from Doranda and Chaibasa treasury, while the 3.5-year jail was imposed in the case of eviction from the Deogarh treasury.