RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison, Fine Rs 60 lakh

by GoNews Desk Feb 22, 2022 • 08:37 AM Views 773

Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav has been sentenced to five years in jail for illegal withdrawal from Doranda treasury related to the fodder scam. Besides, a fine of Rs 60 lakh has also been imposed.

Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav was convicted by a special CBI court last week in the Doranda Treasury case related to the fodder scam. The case is related to illegal withdrawal of Rs 139.35 crore from Doranda Treasury in Jharkhand.

During Lalu Prasad Yadav's tenure as Bihar Chief Minister, the CBI stated that the fodder scam resulted in the illicit withdrawal of Rs 950 crore from different public exchequers for fraudulent expenditure on fodder and other cattle-related expenses.

In the Doranda Treasury case, 24 of the 99 defendants were acquitted, while 46 were sentenced to three years in jail last week. In four additional instances involving the Dumka, Deoghar, and Chaibasa treasuries, Lalu Prasad Yadav, 73, was sentenced to 14 years in prison in Jharkhand.

He remained free on bail in those trials until Tuesday, when he was convicted in the Doranda Treasury case and sentenced back to jail. Due to his poor condition, he was later brought to the hospital.