Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav have also been convicted in the Doranda case of a fodder scam. This case is related to the illegal withdrawal of Rs 139 crore from the Doranda treasury. On Tuesday, February 15, the Special Court of CBI in Ranchi gave this decision while hearing the case. The court has also acquitted 24 people in this case.
At present, the sentence, in this case, is yet to be announced, which will be on February 21. It is also being told that if the RJD supremo is sentenced to less than three years, he will get bail immediately. And if this does not happen then, Lalu Prasad Yadav will be taken into custody.
Earlier, Lalu Prasad Yadav was sentenced to 27 years in four cases related to the fodder scam. Along with this, he also had to pay a fine of one crore. At present, Lalu Yadav is out on bail. The health of Lalu Prasad Yadav is not good at the moment. In such a situation, it is believed that the CBI court can give some relief to them, keeping this in mind.
However, looking at the previous cases, Lalu Yadav did not get relief from the CBI court. Lalu was sentenced to five to seven years in previous cases related to the fodder scam. Later, he got relief from the High Court.
What is the Doranda Treasury case?
This most significant fodder scam case is from the year 1990 to 1995. But it was detected in 1996 when some government officials submitted reports of fake expenditure. After this, it came to light that crores of rupees were withdrawn from Doranda treasury, and without verification, fake expenditure reports were shown.
After this scam came to light, Lalu Prasad Yadav had to resign from the Chief Minister of Bihar. Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra was also accused of being involved in the scam. The court had also convicted him, but later a special CBI court acquitted him due to lack of evidence. The court had said that no allegation against Jagannath Mishra is directly proved in this case.
99 accused in Doranda treasury case
Initially, there were 170 accused in the scam related to Doranda Treasury. Out of this, 55 accused have died. Then seven charges, including Dipesh Chandak and RK Das, were made witnesses by the CBI. On the other hand, Sushil Jha and PK Jaiswal had accepted themselves guilty even before the court’s decision.
At the same time, six named accused in the case are absconding. There are 99 charged cases, including former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, former MP Jagdish Sharma, Dr RK Rana, then PAC President Dhruv Bhagat, then Animal Husbandry Secretary Beck Julius, Assistant Director of Animal Husbandry Department Dr KM Prasad.