Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Fodder scam sentencing: Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi targets Nitish Kumar

Lalu Prasad Yadav Lalu Prasad Yadav
Elsie Buchanan | 08 January, 2018, 03:37

Lalu Prasad has already been convicted by trial court and sentenced to five years jail term in Chaibasa treasury withdrawal case connected to the fodder scam.

On 23 December, a special CBI court in Ranchi had convicted former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and 15 others in the second of six fodder scam cases.

The counsel said failure to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh each under the IPC and the PCA would entail another six months in jail for the RJD leader. Meanwhile, addressing a press conference in Patna, Lalu's son Tejashwi Yadav said the party would go to the people after makarsankranti to make them aware of the "conspiracy" hatched by Nitish Kumar and the BJP against the RJD chief. "If Lalu ji had done compromise with BJP, he would be the most truthful person for them like Raja Harishchandra".

In fact, Lalu's other son, Tej Pratap Yadav is confident that his father will definitely get a bail.

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In the fodder scam case, out of 22 accused, 16 were convicted.

Lalu Yadav on Friday had filed a plea seeking minimum punishment for himself citing his poor health condition. Post verdict, Prasad was taken into custody and taken to the Birsa Munda Prison in Ranchi. "It will now be hard to keep the RJD together and people in politics will be fearful", he said, when asked about the significance of the court's verdict.

The quantum of punishment was pronounced on Saturday after being postponed twice this week. The case pertained to fraudulent withdrawal of ₹84.5 lakh from the Deoghar district (now in Jharkhand) treasury during the period 1991-94.

In 2013, Prasad was convicted in the first fodder scam case and was sentenced to five years imprisonment along with a fine of Rs25 lakh by another special CBI court.

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