Fodder Scam Case: Lalu, Mishra Awarded 5 Yr Jail Term

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Patna: A special CBI court today sentenced former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra to 5 years in jail in a fodder scam case.

Earlier in the day, CBI judge SS Prasad pronounced Prasad and Mishra guilty in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from Chaibasa treasury in the 1990s. This is the third conviction of Prasad, the RJD supremo, in fodder scam cases.

The fodder scam case, RC 68(A) / 1996, pertains to the fraudulence of Rs 33.67 crore from Chaibasa (now in Jharkhand) district treasury during 1992-93. The court also convicted former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra in the case.

Besides these cases, the former Bihar chief minister is also facing charges in the RC 38 A/96 pertaining to alleged illegal withdrawal of Rs 3.97 crore from Dumka Treasury and Rs 184 crore from Doranda Treasury in the early 1990s.

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