CBI special court sentenced RJD chief Lalu Prasad to five years in prison


Posted on 21 February 2022


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On Monday, a CBI special court sentenced RJD chief Lalu Prasad to five years in prison and a fine of Rs 60 lakh in the fifth case of the Animal Husbandry Department scam, also known as the fodder scam, which involved the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 139.35 crore from the Doranda treasury in Jharkhand. Prasad was convicted in the case along with 37 others on February 15, 2022, and the court reserved its decision on the sentencing quantum. On February 15, it sentenced the other 35 defendants in the case to three years in prison. Prasad has been convicted in four previous fodder fraud instances, serving more than half of his prison sentences in each.


Key Points


  • On Monday, a CBI special court sentenced RJD chief Lalu Prasad to five years in prison and a fine of Rs 60 lakh in the fifth case of the Animal Husbandry Department scam, also known as the fodder scam, which involved the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 139.35 crore from the Doranda treasury in Jharkhand.

  • On February 15, it sentenced the other 35 defendants in the case to three years in prison.


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