Lalu Yadav found guilty in third fodder scam case

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NEW DELHI: Special CBI court delivered the judgment accusing RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav guilty in the third fodder scam case.

Special CBI court judge S S Prasad conveyed the judgment in the case, which considers the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from Chaibasa treasury in 1992-1993.

Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra, absolved in the second fodder scam case in December last year, was marked guilty of filching funds from the Chaibasa treasury.

An allegation of allotting fake letters to withdraw Rs 33.67 crore instead of the state-sanctioned amount of Rs 7.10 lakh has been made.

However, Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav claimed that there was a conspiracy by the Nitish Kumar government to defame the RJD chief and affirmed that they’d be challenging the verdicts in all three fodder scam cases in a higher court of India.

Speaking to news channel after judgment Tejashwai also said that “People know how BJP, RSS and more importantly Nitish Kumar have conspired against Lalu ji”.

In all, there are 56 accused which also includes former chief secretary of Jharkhand Sajal Chakraborty. Sajjal was deputy commissioner of West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand when the alleged fraudulent withdrawal took place.

 

Currently, Lalu Yadav is in Birsa Munda Central Jail of Ranchi, as he was sentenced for a three and a half year on January 6 this year in a fodder scam relating to fraudulent withdrawal from Deoghar treasury.

 

Lalu Yadav was first convicted in a fodder scam case in 2013 and was sentenced imprisonment for five years’.

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