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Lalu Prasad, Jagannath Mishra Get Five Years in Jail in Third Fodder Scam Case

CBI judge S.S. Prasad pronounced Prasad and Mishra guilty in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from Chaibasa treasury in the 1990s.

Lalu Prasad Yadav. Credit: PTI

Lalu Prasad Yadav. Credit: PTI

Ranchi: A special CBI court today sentenced former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra to five years in jail in a fodder scam case.

Earlier in the day, CBI judge S.S. Prasad pronounced Prasad and Mishra guilty in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from Chaibasa treasury in the 1990s.

This is the third conviction of Prasad, the Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo, in fodder scam cases.

Out of the 56 accused in the case, six were acquitted.

The 69-year-old Prasad is currently lodged in the Birsa Munda Jail here.

On January 6, Prasad was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail and fined Rs 10 lakh by a another CBI judge in a fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago.

In 2013, Prasad was convicted in the first fodder scam case involving withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from the Chaibasa treasury.

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