Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convicted in the third fodder scam case also. A special CBI court in Ranchi convicted him in the case related to alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 35.62 crore from the Chaibasa treasury in the 1990s when he was the chief minister of undivided Bihar.
Lalu is currently lodged in Birsa Munda jail after being convicted last month in the second case of the fodder scam linked to illegal withdrawal of money from Deoghar treasury. Earlier, on September 30, 2013, Prasad was held guilty in another case pertaining to illegal withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore and handed down a five-year prison term.
The 69-year-old RJD president had five cases against him in the Rs 900 crore fodder scam. He was on bail in the first case when he was convicted and sentenced in the second.
Prasad is also an accused in two other fodder scam cases relating to alleged illegal withdrawal of Rs 3.97 crore from Dumka treasury and Rs 184 crore from Doranda treasury.
Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to five years in prison in third fodder scam case by Ranchi Court. Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra also sentenced to five years in prison in the case. Both Lalu and Mishra also fined Rs 5 lakhs each by the Ranchi Court.