Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to jail for the fodder scam


Nation Next Newsroom | Mar 24, 2018 11:42

Lalu Prasad Yadav was, on Saturday, handed two seven year jail terms each under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Lalu Prasad Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former chief minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav was, on Saturday, handed two seven year jail terms each under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act in the fourth case linked to fodder scam. It is not clear as of now whether both the sentences would run concurrently or consecutively.

Yadav was convicted by a special court in the case on Monday in the fourth case, which involves fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crore from the Dumka treasury by the Animal Husbandry department between 1991 and 1996. Apart from the imprisonment, Yadav have also been fined Rs 60 lakh.

Speaking about Yadav’s sentence, his son Tejashvi Yadav, has said that he fears for his father safety and feels that its a conspiracy against his father.