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Fodder scam: CBI court convicts Lalu Prasad, acquits Jagannath Mishra

PTI
Published : Dec 23, 2017, 3:47 pm IST
Updated : Dec 23, 2017, 4:08 pm IST

The court will pronounce quantum of sentence on January 3, 2018 for the 16 guilty including Lalu Prasad Yadav.

The special court found a total of 15 people guilty including Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 The special court found a total of 15 people guilty including Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Ranchi: A special CBI court on Saturday convicted former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and 15 others in a fodder scam case while acquitting six including another ex-chief minister Jagannath Mishra.

CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the verdict in a packed courtroom in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.

 

Lalu Prasad and other convicts were taken into custody immediately after the pronouncement of the verdict.

The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on January 3, 2018 for the 16 guilty including Lalu Prasad.

Overall, more than Rs 900 crore was reportedly siphoned off from the Chaibasa treasury for two decades.

A charge sheet was filed against 38 persons on October 27, 1997. Eleven of them died and three turned approvers while two other accused confessed and were convicted in 2006-07, a CBI official said.

Tags: fodder scam, lalu prasad yadav, jagannath mishra, cbi court, rjd
Location: India, Jharkhand, Ranchi