Fodder scam: Verdict given Lalu Yadav convicted in Deoghar treasury case
3 months ago pratyush shukla 0
One more case has been unwinded by the special CBI court, nearly two decades have passed after the Fodder Scam, was uncovered. It involves many renowned politicians and bureaucrats belonging to the ruling party, who ate several crores of money for purchasing fodder for livestock feeding.
Fodder scam was the corruption scandal that involved swindling of around 9.4 billion rupees which are equivalent to 520 million US Dollar in 2016 from the government treasury in the eastern state of Bihar. It ended the reign of the RJD supremo Lalu Yadav as the CM of Bihar. The fodder scam is a collective term for a set of 64 cases out of which 53 were prosecuted in Ranchi.
This case relates embezzlement of more than Rs.85 lakh from the Deoghar treasury between 1991 to 1994. Lalu Yadav has already been convicted in other cases related to Fodder Scam, sent him to jail and had to lose his Assembly seat.
Today, near 4 pm the verdict given by the special CBI court in Ranchi convicted and will be sentenced on 3rd January 2018 by the court.
Lalu Yadav along with 15 others will be convicted and sentenced the same on 3rd January 2018. One of the party members of Lalu Yadav, Manoj Jha claimed that the pieces of evidence they have, they’ll get redressal at the Higher Court. While 6 were acquitted including former chief minister Jagannath Mishra.
Enforcement Directorate filed a charge-sheet against Lalu’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband in a corruption case.
Meanwhile, former Bihar CM is being taken to the Birsa Munda Jail where he is likely to be allotted a cottage till sentencing on January 3.
on October 27, 1997, a charge sheet was filed against 38 persons out of which eleven of them died, two were accused and confessed and others were convicted in 2006-2007 said a CBI official.
Lalu’s Reaction after the Fodder scam verdict
Just after the verdict came, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has attacked the BJP in a series of tweets and resembled himself to Nelson Mandela, BR Ambedkar, and Martin Luther King Jr.