19 sentenced in fodder scam case, Lalu gets 14 years in jail

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Ranchi: The Special Judge Ranchi today sentenced  RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav 14 years in jail along with 18 other accused in the fodder scam case.

Lalu has got two sentences of 7 years each under different sections of IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act.Both these sentences will run consecutively).

The following sentences were awarded to them:-

Sl.No. Name & Designation Section Sentence Fine
1 Arun Kumar Singh, Private Person U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
2 Ajit Kuma Verma, Private Person U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
3 Bimal Kant Das, the then Veterinary Officer U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
4 Gopi Nath Das, Private Person U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
5 K.K.Prasad, the then Veterinary Officer U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
6 Lalu Prasad, the then Chief Minister U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 7 Years RI Rs.30 Lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 7 Years RI Rs.30 Lakh
7 Manoranjan Prasad, the then Veterinary Officer U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
8 M.S.Bedi, Private Person U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
9 Naresh Prasad, Private Person U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
10 Nand Kishore Prasad,the then  Veterinary Officer U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
11 O.P.Diwakar, the then Regional Director U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 7 Years RI Rs.30 Lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 7 Years RI Rs.30 Lakh

ID  1 year SI

12 Pankaj Mohan Bhoi, the then Accountant U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
13 Pitamber Jha, the then Veterinary officer U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
14 P.C.Singh, the then Secretary U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
15 Raghu Nandan Prasad,the then Veterinary Officer U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
16 Radha Mohan Mandal,the then Veterinary Officer U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
17 Raj Kumar Sharma, Private Person U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
18 R.K.Bagaria, Private Person U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
19 S.K.Das, the then Treasury Assistant U/s 120B r/w 420, 409, 467, 468, 471 IPC 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh
u/s 120B r/w 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988 3.5 Years RI Rs. 15 lakh

The sentences for imprisonment shall run consecutively.

CBI had registered the instant case in compliance of orders dated 11.03.1996 passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Patna and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide orders dated 19.03.1996, and taken over investigation of the Case No 16/96 which was earlier registered at police station Dumka Town on the allegations of fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 3.76 Crore from Dumka Treasury during December 1995 to January 1996 at the strength of forged documents, fictitious supply of animal feed. It was further alleged that such heavy withdrawals were made against meager genuine budget allotment of Rs. 1.5 lakh during the relevant period.

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