Lalu Yadav Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison In Fourth Fodder Scam

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Ranchi: The Special CBI Court on Saturday sentenced RJD Supremo and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav to 14 years in prison in the fourth fodder scam case. CBI judge Shiv Pal Singh awarded two sentences of seven year each for the case, which was related to obtaining fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury in the early 1990s.

On March 19, the Special Court had convicted the RJD Chief and 18 others in the case, but had acquitted former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and 12 others.

The RJD supremo has been lodged in jail since December 23 after he was convicted in the second fodder scam case. He is currently undergoing treatment at a Ranchi hospital after he complained of chest pain and discomfort.

His counsel will appeal in the Higher Court against the judgement. 

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