Lalu Yadav among 75 convicted in fodder scam case

New Delhi, Feb 15 (UNI): The Special CBI Court in Ranchi on Tuesday convicted 75 accused, including then Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav, former MLAs, former Secretary in Bihar government, then Commissioner of Income Tax and Veterinary Doctors in a fodder scam case.

The Trial Court had sentenced 35 accused to undergo three years of rigorous imprisonment with varying amounts of fine under relevant Sections of IPC and other laws, whereas quantum of punishment in respect of 40 other convicted accused, including Yadav, will be produced on February 21, said a CBI spokesperson.


All 75 accused have been sent to Judicial Custody.

Three charge sheets were filed in the court in Ranchi on May 8, 2001, June 7, 2003 and June 24, 2003 against the accused. During investigation, an alleged fraud of Rs 139.35 crore was found. Charges were framed on July 6, 2005.

During the trial, 575 prosecution witnesses were examined and around 4,200 documents were exhibited. The trial court pronounced 75 accused as guilty and acquitted 24.

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