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Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to five years jail in 3rd Fodder Scam Case

ONI Bureau:  RJD Chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav Lalu Prasad Yadav who is serving a jail term in the second fodder scam case, was on Wednesday sentenced to five years in prison in third fodder scam case.

Reportedly, former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra, who was acquitted in the last fodder scam case, has also been sentenced to five years in prison.

Both Lalu Yadav and Jagannath Mishra also fined Rs 5 lakhs each by Ranchi Court.

The latest case involves fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from Chaibasa treasury in 1992-1993.

The fodder scam involved the embezzlement of more than Rs. 970 crore in government funds during Lalu Yadav’s term as the Chief Minister of undivided Bihar from 1990 to 1997.