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Fodder Scam: Supreme Court Issues Notice In Bail Plea By Lalu Prasad Yadav

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| March 15 , 2019 , 17:39 IST

The Supreme Court sought the CBI's response on a plea of RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking bail in three cases related to the multi-crore fodder scam on Friday.

The RJD chief who is serving a 14-year jail term after being convicted in the 900-crore fodder scam, which relates to fraudulent withdrawal of money from treasuries in the animal husbandry department in the early 1990s when Lalu Yadav was the chief minister.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to respond in two weeks on Yadav's plea challenging the January 10 verdict of the Jharkhand High Court rejecting bail to him in these cases. Yadav is lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Fodder scam led to the end of Lalu's reign as Chief Minister, Lalu Yadav is an accused in 6 fodder scam cases. He has been convicted in four of them.

The first conviction took place in September 2013 when Lalu Yadav was given 5 years jail term along with a fine of Rs 25 lacks in the Chaibasa treasury case.

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The second conviction took place in December 2017 in the Deoghar treasury case. Lalu was sentenced to 3.5 years of jail term and a fine of Rs 10 lakhs.

The third conviction took place in January 2018 where the RJD supremo was sentenced to five-year jail term along with a fine of Rs 5 lakhs.