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Lalu Prasad yadav convicted in fourth fodder scam, Jagannath mishra pronounced not guilty

Lalu Prasad yadav convicted in fourth fodder scam, Jagannath mishra pronounced not guilty
Written by Abhishek Lohia

RJD Chief and former UPA Govt. Rail Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in the fourth fodder scam case. The special CBI court of Shivpal Singh found him guilty in the fourth case of fodder scam. The hearing in the fodder case, relating to fraudulent withdrawals of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury between December 1995 and January 1996, was completed on March 5. Besides Lalu Prasad, another former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and 30 others were accused in this case. His partner Jagannath Mishra found not guilty in this case. This is the 6th case of Fodder scam, and Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convicted in all three case before this. Lalu Yadav was first convicted in a fodder scam case in 2013 and was announced five years imprisonment.

Earlier, the decision, in this case, was to come on Thursday which was stopped on Saturday. But on Saturday, the decision was deferred till Monday due to Lalu’s poor health. Apart from Jagannath Mishra, MC Suvarna, Dhruv Bhagat and Adip Chand have also been acquitted. While Ajit Kumar Verma, Anand Kumar Singh, Nand Kishore and Mahendra Singh have been found guilty. This case is to be taken out of fraud by fraudulent means 13.13 crore rupees from Dumka Treasury between December 1995 and January 1996. In this case, the CBI filed a charge sheet against 48 people. Of which 14 accused later died while One accepted the crime and two became government witnesses.

Previously Lalu Prasad was sentenced to five years in the first case of the fodder scam in the year 2013. In the second case of  Fodder scam, Lalu Yadav was condemned on December 23, 2017, and sentenced to three and a half years of imprisonment on 6 January 2018. In the third case, he was convicted on January 24 for illegal eviction from Chaibasa treasury and sentenced to five years. RJD Chief Lalu Yadav, who is serving a sentence in Jharkhand’s Birsa Munda jail, in the fodder scam case, was denied bail by the Jharkhand High Court last month. Lalu’s bail application was filed in Devgarh case. But the court rejected this petition. After this RJD Leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said,” The alliance between Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar is awe-inspiring. Lalu Yadav is sent to jail, while Jagannath Mishra is acquitted. Prison to one and bail to another, Narendra Modi is playing games.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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