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Fodder Scam: Lalu Yadav’s sentencing may get deferred today

Fodder Scam: Lalu Yadav’s sentencing may get deferred today
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Bihar’s RJD Chief Lalu Yadav’s quantum of the sentence in the Fodder Scam case may get deferred. The latest reports are coming that CBI will hold a discussion today but will sentence him tomorrow. Lalu Prasad Yadav to get 3 to 5 years punishment because of some medical consequences. However, the Special CBI court to pronounce the quantum of punishment to RJD’s Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in Chara Ghotala today. Yesterday, the court deferred the date of Lalu Yadav’s sentencing for Thursday. Therefore, the 15 along with former Bihar chief minister to be sentenced by the court today. As per the reports, yesterday the court had postponed the sentencing of high profile case because of the death of lawyer Vindeshwari Prasad.

On 23 December 2017, the special Central Bureau of Investigation convicted RJD chief along with 15 other in the multi-million-rupee fodder scam case. However, the lawyers of the Lalu Yadav were claiming that he will get minimum punishment because he is suffering from many diseases. In the reports, lawyers said if Lalu gets three years punishment then he would get bail soon after sentencing. As per the reports, the court has also found Lalu’s son Tejasvi Yadav other party leaders Shivanand Tiwari and Raghuvansh Prasad Singh guilty. Thus, the CBI judge Shiv Pal Singh directed Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav and Congress leader Manish Tewari along with senior RJD leaders Shivanand Tiwari, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh to appear personally before the court on January 23.

Presently, Lalu Yadav is in the Birsa Munda Central Jail of Ranchi. Also, the court has acquitted another former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra along with five others in the case of fodder scam for withdrawing Rs 84.5 lakh from the Deoghar district. The court had completed its trial in the case on 13th December and it and after ten days it convicted Lalu along with Jagannath Mishra after ten days on 23rd December. Earlier, the court accused 34 in the case, out of which 11 died during the trial.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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