Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets jail term of 3.5 years

Fodder Scam Lalu Prasad Yadav gets 3.5 years in jail Rs 5 lakh fine

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who has been recently convicted by the special CBI court in the fodder scam case is sentenced to Three and half Years in Jail and also imposed Five Lakh Fine.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted by the court on December 23, 2017, in a Rs 950 crore fodder scam case. After spending two months in jail, Supreme Court granted bail to Prasad in the first fodder scam case.

Earlier, during a press conference Lalu's wife Rabari Devi said that they had full faith in judiciary and they would accept the verdict, whatever it may be.

JDU on Saturday welcomed the fodder scam verdict and hailed it as historic decision in Bihar politics.

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In 1996, the Patna High Court had ordered an inquiry into the fodder scam cases and a charge sheet in the Deogarh Treasury case was filed against 38 people on October 27, 1997.

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

The presiding judge said, "An open jail is best for these people (convicts), as they also have experience of cow farming'".

According to legal experts, Lalu Prasad could apply for bail immediately at the lower court itself if the quantum of sentence happens to be less than three years.

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The special judge also sent 15 other convicts in the case to prison for terms varying between three and six months and seven years under sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA).

On Friday, the seasoned politician urged the court to give him minimum punishment, citing health issues.

The RJD supremo is lodged in the Hotwar Central Jail in Ranchi since December 23. The conviction in this case pertains to embezzling of more than Rs89 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.

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