Judgement in third fodder scam case against Lalu Prasad on Janunary 24

Judgement in third fodder scam case against Lalu Prasad on Janunary 24

The arguments in the Chaibasa case got completed in the court of special CBI judge S.S Prasad after Lalu Prasad was produced in the case today.

This is the second time that he has been jailed in the fodder scam.

According to sources, the two plotted a false case to "land in trouble" and get themselves lodged in the jail to serve their boss, Lalu Yadav, who was given a sentence of 3.5 year to serve in the Fodder Scam case.

In all, the 69-year-old RJD chief faced five cases in the fodder scam and has been convicted in two of them. He was fined Rs 5 lakh for each case, failing which he would serve another six months in jail, a CBI counsel said.

The sentences will run concurrently, he said.

Patna/Ranchi: Bihar Health minister Mangal Pandey on Tuesday said jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad was not only a corrupt person but was closely connected to criminals.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shahnawaz Hussain asserted the verdict shows the law was equal for all.

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The Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIJU) protested against the incident and demanded the arrest of the culprits. The police later found the taxi, but all his belongings, including his passport and his laptop were missing.

The JD (U) has demanded a thorough investigation by the Jharkhand government.

Lalu's son and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said in Patna a bail plea will also be moved in the high court.

The Superintendent of Birsa Munda Central Jail, where Lalu is lodged since December 23 after his conviction in a fodder scam case related to fraudulent with drawl of Rs.89.27 lakh from the Deoghar treasury 21 years ago, could not be reached for the comments.

"He became the Chief Minister of Bihar by misleading and cheating the poor people of Bihar".

"Police should probe how the two got jailed".

Senior BJP leader and deputy CM of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi said a case of fraud should be registered against those who built up the fake case and that both Lalu aides should transferred to different jails to thwart Lalu's designs. Other officials were tight-lipped.

Earlier, on September 30, 2013, Prasad was held guilty in another case pertaining to illegal withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore and handed down a five-year prison term. A special court in Ranchi had convicted the RJD chief the same day.

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