Lalu Prasad convicted and jailed, Jagannath Mishra acquitted in fodder scam




Lalu Yadav being sent to judicial custody (Image: ANI)

-TMC Desk

Ranchi (Jharkhand), 23 December, 2017 Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad was on Saturday convicted in a fodder scam case by a special CBI court here.

However, former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra as well as six others were acquitted in the case.

The quantum of punishment will be announced on January 3, Special CBI judge Shivapal Singh ruled.

The case relates to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 84.5 lakh from Deoghar district treasury.

Hearing was completed on December 13 in a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court of Ranchi.

In all, there were 34 accused in the case, out whom 11 died during the course of the trial, while one turned CBI approver and admitted the crime.

Before appearing in the court, Lalu Prasad Yadav had appealed to his supporters to keep calm in case verdict goes against him. Lalu Prasad was with his ex deputy CM son Tejashwi Yadav in this hearing.

Shatrughan Sinha, a BJP Parliamentarian on Saturday tweeted related with this hearing and wished Lalu his best. “Hope wish & pray that the friend of the nation, hero of masses & favorite of downtrodden, one & only one Lalu Yadav gets the most desired & deserving justice. Satyamev Jayate??!!. God Bless!,” he had tweeted.