Fodder scam: Court pronounces Lalu Prasad guilty in third case

Ranchi: Former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav who already in jail after being convicted in two fodder scam cases, has been found guilty in a third case of the multi-crore fodder scam by a CBI court in Ranchi.

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. T

The court also convicted former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra in the case.

The RJD chief was on December 23 last year held guilty in the RC 64A/96 pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury and was handed 3.5 years imprisonment on January 6 this year by special CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh.

On September 30, 2013, Lalu was held guilty in the RC 20A/96 pertaining to illegal withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore and given five-year prison term.

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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