A special CBI court in Ranchi has announced judgment in the fourth fodder scam case on March 19. The court has convicted Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in yet another scam case in Dumka, and acquitted former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra in the same case.
This is the fourth case that relates to the fodder scam, for the embezzlement of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury in mid-1990s on the basis of fake vouchers.
These people have been convicted in the Dumka case along with RJD Chief Yadav: Ajit Kumar Verma, guilty under Section 120/B; Arun Kumar Singh Doshi, KK Prasad, Manoranjan Prasad, Nand Kishor Prasad, OP Diwakar, RK Bageria and Raghunandan Prasad.
Seven other people accused in the same case have been acquitted, including former CM Mishra. They are Adheep Chaudhary, Ajit Kumar Verma, MC Suvarno, Benu Jha, Dhruv Bhagat and Lal Mohan Prasadh.
RJD Chief Yadav has been previously convicted in other fodder scam cases and he is currently serving a jail sentence. He was convicted in the first fodder scam case in 2013 and awarded 5-year jail term and in the second case he was convicted on December 23, 2017 and awarded 3.5 years jail term.
After Dumka treasury case, the CBI court likely to state judgement in the Doranda treasury case in coming months.
The sentence to the convicted people, including RJD chief is likely to be pronounced on March 23.