RJD supremo Lalu Prasad was today sentenced to 14 years in jail and fined Rs 60 lakh by a special CBI court in the fourth fodder scam case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury in the early 1990s, a CBI counsel said here.
CBI judge Shiv Pal Singh awarded two sentences of seven years each to the former Bihar chief minister under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Acts, he said.
Imprisonment of 7 years each has been given under IPC & Prevention of Corruption Act, both to run concurrently. Total fine will be Rs. 60 lakh. Sentence of previous case to also run concurrently: Prabhat Kumar, Lalu Yadav's lawyer on sentence in Dumka treasury case #FodderScam pic.twitter.com/r1d7r4PMwU
— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2018
He became Chief Minister of Bihar in 1990 but had to resign in 1997 following escalating corruption charges relating to the Fodder Scam. From 1997 to 2005 his wife Rabri Devi ruled as the Chief Minister, who was accused by critics of being Lalu’s “surrogate.”
#WATCH: Vishnu Sharma, counsel appearing for CBI, says, 'Lalu Prasad Yadav has been sentenced to 7 years each under different sections of !PC & sections of Prevention of corruption Act, both sentences to run consecutively.' #FodderScam #DumkaTreasuryCase pic.twitter.com/HhpQ8WvRWb
— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2018
How many Fodder cases…as many as 53 cases, 44 trial completed and Lalu in around 18 or 19 cases…veteran Bihar journos, please update….now only judgment in 4th case….so many Judgments to come https://t.co/ImTCoBcIFF
— J Gopikrishnan (@jgopikrishnan70) March 24, 2018
Lalu’s tenure as Chief Minister of the state has been criticized for lawlessness and has been termed as the Jungle Raj.
The RJD supremo is currently undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi, where he was admitted last week after he complained of chest pain and discomfort in jail.
14 years jail to Lalu Prasad Yadav in fourth #FodderScam. For someone who destroyed Bihar and its generations, no punishment is enough! Nevertheless, condolences to his fans for vendetta mourning👇😢 pic.twitter.com/2X5FDmYik7
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) March 24, 2018
Lalu Prasad Yadav Pronounced Guilty In 4th Fodder Scam (Dumka Treasury) Case By Ranchi Court. Already Convicted In 3 #FodderScam Cases & Dispatched Behind Jail. Don't Forget This Chara Chor Scamster Was Promoted As Railways Minister By Honest Sonia Gandhi🐍😂🙏 #LaluPrasadYadav
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) March 19, 2018
My apologies to Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav Ji. Even my hypocrisy couldn't save you from Judiciary.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@TroluKejri) March 19, 2018
— Praveen Upadhyaya (@PraveenraoU) March 19, 2018
Formidable strategy skills of @AmitShah outmanoeuvred Mayawati in the race for the Rajya Sabha just days after helping Samajwadi Party.With #LaluPrasadYadav getting another setback in Dumka #FodderScam, is a bad day for opposition!#BhatijaCheatsBua pic.twitter.com/9eLDmubL3G
— Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) March 24, 2018
— Attraversiamo !!! (@i_upasana) March 19, 2018
Considering the number of times he has been found guilty in the #FodderScam case, Lalu Prasad Yadav has become the fodder figure of corruption.
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 19, 2018