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    Published On : Mon, Mar 19th, 2018

    Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in 4th fodder scam case


    Patna: Lalu Prasad Yadav pronounced guilty in the fourth fodder scam (Dumka Treasury) case by the Special CBI court. The RJD supremo, who has was admitted to hospital after falling sick in jail on Saturday, was in fact, present in the court.

    Lalu Prasad and others are accused of fraudulently withdrawing Rs. 3.13 crore from Dumka treasury between December 1995 and January 1996, when the former was the chief minister of undivided Bihar.

    Prasad is already serving a jail term of 13.5 years in three fodder cases and lodged in the Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi.

    The case is related to alleged withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury when Prasad was the chief minister of Bihar.

    Besides Prasad, former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and 29 people, including former IAS officers and some officials are also accused in the case. Mishra was acquitted today.

    On Friday, the Special CBI court had made three former bureaucrats of Bihar accountant-general’s office accused in the fodder scam.

    The court issued summons to former Bihar Accountant General P.K. Mukhopadhyay, former Deputy Accountant General B.N. Jha and former Senior Director General of Accounts Office Pramod Kumar on the request of Prasad, who had sought a trial against the three former bureaucrats.


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