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Lalu Prasad Sentenced To 3.5-Years Imprisonment In Fodder Scam Case [Read Judgment]

Sanjay Sahay
6 Jan 2018 1:05 PM GMT
Lalu Prasad Sentenced To 3.5-Years Imprisonment In Fodder Scam Case [Read Judgment]
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Lalu’s lawyer Prabhat Kumar said they would move the high court for bail after getting order of the judgment. The time Lalu spent in jail in connection with fodder scam case would be set off against the prison term. The CBI court on Saturday sentenced RJD supremo Lalu Prasad to three-and- half-year imprisonment each under various sections of Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of...

Lalu’s lawyer Prabhat Kumar said they would move the high court for bail after getting order of the judgment. The time Lalu spent in jail in connection with fodder scam case would be set off against the prison term.

The CBI court on Saturday sentenced RJD supremo Lalu Prasad to three-and- half-year imprisonment each under various sections of Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act in a fodder case (RC64A/96) related to fraudulent withdrawal of around Rs. 89 lakh from Deoghar treasury in the 1990s. Both the sentences would run concurrently.

CBI judge Shiv Pal Singh also imposed a fine of Rs. 5 lakh each under IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act on Lalu Prasad. He would have to undergo imprisonment of one year more, in case he fails to pay the fine which amount to Rs. 10 lakh.

Lalu’s lawyer Prabhat Kumar said they would move the high court for bail after getting order of the judgment. The time Lalu spent in jail in connection with fodder scam case would be set off against the prison term.

He said after conviction, they were readying to move the HC against the CBI judge order. “However, we were hoping for imprisonment of up to three years as it would have enabled us to get provision bail from the trail court immediately,” Kumar said.

The order was passed by the CBI judge through video conferencing around 4:30 pm. Earlier, the judge heard argument on point of sentencing of six remaining convicts in the case. After completion of hearing of the convicts, the judge informed that the court would again sit on the issue at 4 pm.

Read the Judgment Here



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