How CBI judge forced Lalu to move HC for BAIL..All details of verdict



Ranchi, Jan 6: RJD chief Lalu Prasad was today sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail by a CBI special court in a fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago. CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh, who had convicted Prasad, along with 10 others on December 23, also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on him for two cases in the scam.



He was fined Rs 5 lakh for each case, failing which he would serve another six months in jail, a CBI counsel said.



The court had convicted Prasad for offences of cheating, along with criminal conspiracy, under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Act.



The scam is related to withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deogarh Treasury between 1990 and 1994 when Prasad was the chief minister of Bihar.



The 69-year-old RJD supremo, in a written plea on Friday, had sought leniency from the CBI court citing illness and old age, according to his counsel Chittaranjan Prasad.



The RJD went into a huddle immediately after the pronouncement of the sentence. RJD sources said that the party would appeal against the verdict. Lalu will ow have to move the High Court for bail. Had the sentence been of 3 years or less, Lalu could have applied for bail in the same court.



This is the second fodder scam case in which Prasad has been jailed.



He was sent to prison for five years on September 30, 2013.



Prasad was granted bail by the Supreme Court after having spent over two-and-a-half months in jail.

PTI/News24Bureau

Don’t Miss

While BJP's Swamy hails VP's decision, Shiv Sena criticises the move
Cash for vote..Rs 41300000 cash, 4.52 kg gold seized in Karnataka
9 new ministers to take oath as Amarinder Singh to expand cabinet
Breaking: POSCO Act: Ordinance on death for child rapists gets a nod
IMF expects this from India
Sensex ends flat at 34,415.58; tech stocks RISE
18 Rohingyas arrested in Tripura for entering country illegally
BMW India launches third generation of SUV X3
Apple working on iPhone SE 2
Now you don't need a commercial licence for taxis and autos
Modi warns Pak from London,stop terror else face surgical strike..Rapes are worrisome, says PM
10 Points: Where has all the cash disappeared from ATMs
50 IIT alumni quit jobs to form political party, declare mission statement
A 14-year-old abducted and raped in a temple in Haryana
Major controversies of Asaram Bapu
Infant raped, killed in MP; 1 arrested
Amitabh Bachchan 'attacked'.. Details here
Good news: All metro stations in Delhi will be counterless soon
UP CM Yogi Adityanath a hit on Facebook
Hmm..Deepika walks hand-in-hand with ex Ranbir Kapoor
Pakistan calls India's claims on surgical strike 'baseless'
Chaiwala as PM has made Indians aspirational..Modi targets Gandhi family in London
LIVE: PM Modi and Prince Charles visit exhibition on 5000 Years of Science and Innovation
1993 Mumbai blasts death row convict Tahir Merchant dead
Can dogs predict earthquakes? Read here
Save Constitution: Rahul dares PM Modi to let him speak for 15 mins
Refrain from making irresponsible statements, Modi suggests MPs, MLAs
Cong may move court if impeachment notice rejected, say party leaders
Watch who brought the first ray of consciousness in special series 'Shoshit'
Delhi-NCR soaks in Bihu festivities

Most Recent




Most Popular