Lalu Prasad found guilty in fourth fodder scam, former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra found not guilty

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad was today found guilty in the fourth of five fodder scam cases.

Another accused, Jagannath Mishra, also a former Bihar CM like Lalu, was found not guilty in this case.

Lalu has already been found guilty by a special CBI court and sentenced to prison terms in three other 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.

This fourth case is to do with fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the treasury of Dumka, which is now in Jharkhand, but was in Bihar when Lalu was chief minister.

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

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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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