Lalu Prasad Yadav Convicted in Third Fodder Scam – The Fodder Scam was a corruption scandal that involved the stealing of about 9.4 billion in 2016 from the government treasury of the eastern Indian state of Bihar. Among those involved in the theft and arrested were then Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav, as well as former Chief Minister, Jagannath Mishra. The scandal led to the end of Lalu’s reign as Chief Minister. There is also charged on Dr. Dineshwar Prasad Sharma of receiving 300 crores and 60 lakh Rupees respectively from S. N. Sinha. On 23rd December 2017, Lalu Prasad Yadav was declared guilty by a special CBI court while Jagannath Misra was acquitted. The corruption scheme involved the untruth of “vast herds of false livestock” for which fodder, medicines and animal husbandry equipment was supposedly kept.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav was today declared guilty by a special CBI court in Ranchi in another fodder scam case. This is the third fodder scam case in which he has been convicted. He has already been convicted in two other cases related to the fodder scams that took place in Bihar in the 90. CBI judge SS Prasad also found another former chief minister Jagannath Mishra guilty in the case related to illegal withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from the Chaibasa treasury in 1990. The court has sentenced Yadav to five-year jail and has charged Rs 10 lakh as fine. Meanwhile, RJD said that the party will pursue the case in higher courts. Lalu Yadav was first declared in a fodder scam case in 2013 and was awarded five years imprisonment while the conviction in the second case came in December last yet.
The trial in three cases has gained speed in May this year after the Supreme Court directed that the trial is completed in nine months. In all, there were 56 charged, including former Chief Secretary of Jharkhand Sajal Chakraborty. Segal was Deputy Commissioner of West Singhbhum district when the alleged illegal withdrawal had taken place. three-and-a-half year sentence on January 6th this year in a fodder scam relating to illegal withdrawal from Deoghar treasury.