Fodder scam case verdict Highlights: Lalu Prasad Yadav has been awarded five years of imprisonment in the third fodder scam case. The Court announced the quantum of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s sentence at 2 pm today (January 24). The court has also imposed a Rs 5 lakh fine on Lalu Prasad Yadav. He had reached the Ranchi court for the pronouncement. Earlier in the day, RJD chief Lalu Yadav was convicted in the third fodder scam case against him. The Special CBI Court in Ranchi pronounced the verdict in the third fodder scam case in which two former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Yadav and Jagannath Mishra were accused. Mishra has also been found guilty. The judgement was delivered today by the Special court judge S.S. Prasad. The case was about the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from Chaibasa treasury in the year 1992-1993. It was alleged that as much as Rs 33.67 crore was withdrawn on fake allotment letters, while the actual sanction of amount was only Rs 7.10 lakh. There were as many as 56 accused in the case. They included former Jharkhand chief secretary Sajal Chakraborty. He was the Deputy Commissioner of West Singhbhum district when the alleged fraudulent withdrawal took place.
Earlier, the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav was convicted in two fodder scam cases. Presently, he is serving three-and-a-half year sentence, which was awarded on January 6 this year in a fodder scam relating to fraudulent withdrawal from Deoghar treasury, Birsa Munda Central Jail of Ranchi. Yadav was first convicted in a fodder scam case in 2013. He was then awarded five-year imprisonment. The conviction had made Yadav ineligible to fight elections.
Highlights of the verdict in third fodder scam case against Lalu Yadav
2: 35 pm: Meanwhile, a poster is put outside the Delhi residence of Lalu Yadav in which he is shown in the bottom right of it, as per a report by ABP News. In the left bottom, his son Tejaswi Yadav can also be seen. In the middle of this big poster, an image of Lord Sri Krishna is shown. Also, there is a message which reads: “Lalu is my incarnation,” Lord Krishna is shown saying.
2: 10 pm: Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra have also been fined Rs 5 lakh each.
1: 51 pm: Lalu Prasad Yadav awarded 5 years of imprisonment in the third fodder scam case.
1: 20 pm: Lalu Yadav arrives in Ranchi court. The quantum of sentence to be announced at 2 pm. See Pic:
12: 45 pm: Its nothing surprising, it was expected. The statements coming from RJD are unfortunate, do they mean to say the judge is conspiring with BJP and Nitish ji?: Sushil Modi,Bihar Deputy CM on Lalu Yadav convicted in third fodder scam case
12: 35 pm: Tejashwi Yadav alleged that Modi will be announcing early general elections in December, this year, due to which such activities are taking place.
12.02 pm: Bihar is witnessing a hike in loots, murders, and Dalit atrocities. Given the miserable situation of the law and order in the state, the government must resign on moral grounds: Tejashwi Yadav
11.50 am: Bihar voted for Lalu but he is serving a jail-term while Nitish has usurped the throne. Nitish goes to Delhi to conspire against Lalu Yadav and not to discuss the development of Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav on Lalu Yadav conviction
People know how BJP,RSS and more importantly Nitish Kumar have conspired against Lalu ji. We will approach higher courts against all these verdicts: Tejashwi Yadav on Lalu Yadav convicted in third fodder scam case pic.twitter.com/z8vnudcSBe
— ANI (@ANI) January 24, 2018
11.47 am: The people of Bihar consider Lalu, a hero. His conviction does not change its perception. This is a conspiracy against him hatched by Nitish Kumar, BJP, and the RSS. We will move to higher courts to appeal against the decisions: Tejashwi Yadav on Lalu Yadav conviction
11.42 am: Another SHOCK for Lalu Yadav! In the third fodder scam case related to fradulent withdrawal from Chaibasa Treasury case, Lalu Prasad Yadav has been found guilty by Special CBI court in Ranchi. Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra also found guilty by Special CBI court in Ranchi
11.26 am: On January 6 this year, RJD chief Lalu Prasad was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail and fined Rs 10 lakh by the special CBI court in the second fodder scam case against him. The case was related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago, PTI had reported.
The punishment was handed down to 69-year-old Prasad by CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh through videoconferencing since the RJD leader is lodged in Birsa Munda Central Jail after being convicted in the case on December 23, CBI counsel Rakesh Prasad said.
#BREAKING — RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted for the withdrawal of ₹33.67 crores from Chaibasa treasury in 1992-1993 | @maryashakil with more details #LaluConvictedAgain pic.twitter.com/5YyVcWZvPK
— News18 (@CNNnews18) January 24, 2018
11.08 am: Two more Fodder Scam cases against Lalu Yadav: The two more ‘chara ghotala’ cases pending against the RJD chief in Jharkhand are related to Doranda Treasury and Dumka treasury. While the trial is still going on in the Doronda treasury case, the Dumka treasury case trial is in the final stages.
11.04 am: Along with the third fodder scam case against Lalu Yadav and others, there will be two more cases in Jharkhand. Judgments in in the remaining two cases are expected to be announced in the next few months.
10.55 am: In the third fodder scam case, the RJD chief Lalu Yadav is named as the main conspirator, along with Jagannath Mishra.