Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Monday convicted in the fourth fodder scam case by a special CBI court in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Another former CM and accused in the case Jagannath Mishra was acquitted by the court. The quantum of Yadav’s punishment will be announced on a later date.
Yadav was convicted for embezzling Rs 3.76 crore from the Dumka Treasury (now in Jharkhand) from December 1995 to January 1996 when he was the CM of Bihar.
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The first case: The multi-million rupees fodder scam came in light in the 1990s when Yadav was the CM of undivided Bihar. In 2013, Yadav was found guilty and sentenced to jail for the first fodder scam case. Yadav, however, later got bail but was barred from contesting elections for 11 years.
The second case: On December 23, 2017, Yadav was convicted by a special CBI court in the second fodder scam case for embezzling government funds from Deogarh Treasury 21 years ago.
The third case: On January 24, 2018, Yadav and Mishra were sentenced to five years in jail for embezzling government funds from the Chaibasa treasury.
The fifth case: The fifth case of the fodder scam related to the embezzlement of government funds from Doranda Treasury in Ranchi will be heard soon.