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Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to 5 years in jail

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New Delhi, Feb 21: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been sentenced to five years in prison in the Doranda treasury case related to the fodder scam. The court also imposed Rs 60 lakh fine on him in the fifth fodder scam case.

Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced for 5-year jail term in fodder scam case |Oneindia News
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The court on Feb 15 has convicted Lalu Prasad in the Rs 139.5 crore Doranda treasury embezzlement case.

Prasad had earlier been sentenced to 14 years in jail in four other fodder scam cases.

Of the original 170 accused in the case, 55 have died, seven have become government witnesses, two have accepted the charges against them and six are absconding.

Apart from Prasad, former MP Jagdish Sharma, the then Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Dhruv Bhagat, Animal Husbandry Secretary Beck Julius and Animal Husbandry Assistant Director KM Prasad were the main accused.

The Rs 950-crore scam relates to fraudulent withdrawal of public funds from government treasuries in various districts of undivided Bihar.

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