Lalu gets 3.5 years jail
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Former Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav has been sentenced 3.5 years in jail and fined him 5 lakh rupees in the case relating to fodder scam. A special CBI court, which took up the case, delivered the verdict in Ranchi, Jharkhand, on Saturday. There were 15 convicts that included Lalu as well, in the Rs.950 crore scandal of mid-1990 under his government. He incidentally was the chief minister of one of the most penniless states in the country.
Lalu’s counsel is trying for bail, but there is no possibility as the jail sentence is for more than three years. There are six more cases attached to the scam and Saturday’s verdict related to only one of them, which is the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs.89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994 when Lalu was chief minister.
Among the convicts, seven others were also sentenced to a similar jail term and fine as Lalu. Last year on December 23rd, Lalu was convicted by the same court and has been in Birsa Munda prison since then. Earlier, RJD leaders and Lalu’s lawyers had appealed for leniency in sentencing him, quoting his poor health. Hope, more Justice prevails in all cases relating to Lalu.
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