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Fodder scam sentencing: Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi targets Nitish Kumar

Fodder scam sentencing: Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi targets Nitish Kumar

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday was sentenced to three-and-a-half years jail in a fodder scam case by the Special CBI court in Ranchi.

Special CBI judge Shivpal Singh announced the sentence after hearing arguments on quantum of sentencing.

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. Lalu's son said that he would approach the Patna high court for his father's bail.

The CBI lawyer said a fine totalling Rs 10 lakhs was imposed the RJD supremo.

On Friday, citing illness and old age, Lalu had sought leniency from the court.

Lalu Prasad is also facing trial in three more cases relating to the fodder scam, known as "Chara Ghotala". "I am sure our Chief Laluji will attend RJD's crucial meeting tomorrow" says Bihar party chief Ramchandra Purve.




Lalu Prasad is at present cooling his heels in Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi. The Special CBI Court was supposed to sentence the convicts on January 3.

He also slapped a Rs 5 lakh fine on the former Bihar Chief Minister.

Eleven of them died and three turned approvers, while two other accused confessed and were convicted in 2006-07, a CBI official said.

A total of six cases related to the scam, were being probed by the investigation authorities.

On September 30, 2013, Yadav, Jagannath Mishra and several others were convicted in another case pertaining to illegal withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury in the early 1990s.


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