Fodder scam accused Sajal Chakravarty sentenced to 4-yr jail

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Ranchi, Jul 25 (UNI) Senior IAS officer Sajal Chakraborty, a fodder scam convict, was today sentenced to four years of rigorous imprisonment in connection with fraudulant withdrawal of Rs 39 crore from Chaibasa treasury in 1993-94.

With this, all the 64 accused in the fodder scam pertaining to Chaibasa treasury were sentenced by the CBI court.

The special CBI court of Mr Justice B K Sahay this afternoon pronounced the quantum of punishment on Sajal, who was produced in the court room from Rajendra Institute of Medidcal Sciences (RIMS), where he was admitted on July 14 after he had fainted in the court while proceedings regarding the same case were on.

Sajal, a 1980 batch officer, till the other day was Jharkhand Transport Commissioner and Director of State and Rural Industrial Development (SIRD).

The court also imposed fine of Rs 3.5 lakh on him, who was Deputy Commissioner of West Singbhum when the scam had occurred.

After the judgement, he was sent back to RIMS.

On July 22, the CBI court sentenced 11 other fodder convicts, all officers.

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