Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets jail term of 3.5 years

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Lalu Prasad sentenced to 3.5 years in prison in the second of five fodder scam cases.

The other convicts in the case - Phool Chand, Mahesh Prasad, Bake Julious, Sunil Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sudhir Kumar and Raja Ram - were sentenced to three and a half years in jail and levied a fine of Rs 5 lakh each, reported ANI.

However, the court could not pronounce the quantum of punishment on January 5 as well and the sentencing deferred for one more day.

Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted in the multi-million-rupee fodder scam.

The 69-year-old RJD supremo, in a written plea on Thursday, had sought leniency from the CBI court citing illness and old age, according to his counsel Chittaranjan Prasad.

Prasad was granted bail by the Supreme Court after having spent over two-and-a-half months in jail.




He is an accused in four other cases in the fodder scam.

Earlier in the day, Lalu's wife Rabri Devi has called an emergency meeting to decide the individual roles for party leaders in likely absence of the RJD chief.

Special CBI court judge, Shivpal Singh had acquitted six others, including former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra in the case.

In 1996, the Patna High Court had ordered an inquiry into the fodder scam cases and a charge sheet in the Deogarh Treasury case was filed against 38 people on October 27, 1997.

The trial in the case was completed on December 13 in the special CBI court and 10 days later, he was convicted on December 23. Lalu Prasad was convicted for fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89 lakh from the Deoghar treasury during 1991-94.

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