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Fodder Scam Row: Lalu Prasad Yadav handed over 7 years of jail term in Dumka Treasury case

Lalu Yadav was earlier convicted in three more cases of a scam by the special courts of CBI in Ranchi. He was, for that matter handed a 5-year term of jail in the Chaibasa treasury case in the month of September of the year 2013.

Lalu Prasad Yadav, the former chief minister has been awarded a 7-year sentence in jail today by a special court in CBI court in Ranchi today in the Dumka treasury case. This stands to be the fourth fodder scam case against the chief of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). The case was in connection with the fraudulent withdrawal of an amount of Rs. 3.5 crores from the Dumka Treasury (which is now in Jharkhand) during Lalu’s tenancy in the capacity of a chief minister. The hearing for the case was completed on 5 March.

Moreover, there were 31 others apart from Lalu Yadav that included Jagannath Mishra, the former chief minister of Bihar, politicians such as Vidyasagar Nishad, Jagdish Sharma and R K Rana were among the ones that were accused in the case. Further, Mishra along with five others were acquitted earlier in the second fodder scam case on 23 December in the year 2017.

Lalu Yadav was earlier convicted in three more cases of a scam by the special courts of CBI in Ranchi. He was, for that matter handed a 5-year term of jail in the Chaibasa treasury case in the month of September of the year 2013. As a matter of fact, the conviction had also barred Lalu from fighting the elections for consecutive 11 years. He was however given bail last year.

Lalu along with 18 other politicians was convicted by Judge Shiv Pal Singh last week in the case of Dumka treasury, however, 12 others were acquitted. Yadav has also served as the railway minister in the UPA-I government and has been wedged at Hotwar in Birsa Munda Central Jail near Ranchi since 23 December 2017. He was transmitted to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in the capital of Jharkhand on Saturday after his health deteriorated on Saturday.

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