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Lalu Prasad Yadav Sentenced To 5 Years In 3rd Fodder Scam Case

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| January 24 , 2018 , 13:56 IST

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, currently serving a jail term after being sentenced in previous Fodder scam cases, was convicted for the third fodder scam case on Wednesday. Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra who was acquited in the last fodder scam case was also convicted. Both Yadav and Mishra were sentenced to 5 years imprisonment and fined Rs 5 lakh each by a Ranchi court. 

Special CBI court judge S S Prasad delivered the judgment in the case.

Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra also sentenced to five years in prison in third fodder scam case by Ranchi Court

The latest case involves the absorption of Rs 33.67 crore from the Chailbasa treasury against an allocation of Rs 7.10 lakh in 1992-1993. Yadav was named the main conspirator by the CBI.  

In all, there are 56 accused, including former Chief Secretary of Jharkhand Sajal Chakraborty who was Deputy Commissioner of West Singhbhum district when the fraudulent withdrawal took place.

Lalu Yadav was first convicted in a fodder scam case in 2013 and was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.

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Currently, Yadav is serving a sentence of three-and-half years in prison of Bisra Munda Ranchi, in Fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal from Deoghar treasury which came earlier on January 6. 

While RJD said that party will pursue the case in higher courts and will support Lalu Yadav till the end.