Laloo Yadav sentenced to three-and-a-half years in fodder scam, 5 lakh fine

Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted by a special CBI court on December 23 in a case related to the fodder scam.

In the case of illegal withdrawal of Rs. 89 lakhs, 27 thousand rupees related to the fodder scam, and Devghar treasury, the former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav has been sentenced by the CBI court for three and a half years. Lalu too has been fined Rs 5 lakhs. Judge Shivpal Singh on Friday convicted Lalu and other culprits through video conferencing. Laloo's eldest son, Pratap Yadav, after the verdict on the sentence said that we have full faith that Laloo will get Bell. We have complete confidence in the judiciary. We are not going to bend.

At the same time, Lalu's younger son and former Bihar deputy CM, T. T. Chakshy Yadav, said that the judiciary did his job. After studying the sentence, we will go to the High Court and apply for Bell. Meanwhile, JDU leader K.C. Tyagi said that we welcome this decision. This decision in Bihar's politics will prove to be historic. This is the end of a chapter ..

Before pronouncing the verdict on Friday, Lalu Yadav said that he had no direct connection to the scam. He told the judge that at least given punishment for my age and health. Laloo Prasad Yadav was convicted by a special CBI court on December 23 in a case related to the fodder scam. The court acquitted former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and six other accused in this case.
This case is linked to the extortion of 84.5 lakhs from Jagora District Treasury of Deoghar. The special CBI court of Ranchi had completed the hearing on December 13. In this case, there were a total of 34 accused, of which 11 have died. While one accused accepted his crime and became the witness of the CBI.

It is to be mentioned that in the court of Special Judge Shivpal Singh of the CBI on Thursday itself, the debate on the date of the sentence of all the 16 people who were convicted in the case of the fodder scam was started on Thursday, but the court, after the commencement of the proceedings To decide the time of two o'clock in the afternoon. Due to security reasons, RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav was presented in the CBI court at Birsa Munda Jail in Thawar, at 2 pm in the afternoon.

Along with Lalu, all the 16 accused in this case were presented in court on Thursday, where the lawyers of all argued for the duration of their sentence. However, due to the court's spectrum the decision to hear arguments on the conviction of the accused, the debate over the period of Lalu's sentence could not be initiated. They instructed the court to send the jail almost every three o'clock in judicial custody. On Thursday, the court adjourned the decision on the duration of the sentence till Friday.

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