Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in the 5th fodder scam of 1996

Punishment to be pronounced on 21st February

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Accused convicted after 26 years, can it be called justice ?

Ranchi (Jharkhand) – A special Court of the CBI has convicted the then Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, in the 5th case of the Bihar fodder scam, of illegally withdrawing Rs. 139.50 crore from the Doranda Treasury. The Court’s verdict regarding the quantum of the sentence, and whether he will get bail, will be delivered on 21st February. 98 other accused were also physically present, of whom 24 were acquitted, while 36 were sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. 49 convicts, including Lalu Prasad Yadav, will be punished in the case.

Lalu Prasad Yadav was accused in 5 cases of the fodder scam. The Court had already convicted and sentenced him in four cases earlier. Now he is convicted in the 5th case also and the scam is fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 139.50 crore. A total of 170 persons were accused in this case, which was filed in 1996. Out of this, 55 have passed away and CBI has made 7 of them the Government witnesses.

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