Fodder scam case: Lalu moves Jharkhand HC against conviction, seeks bail
Ranchi: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad moved the Jharkhand high court on Friday in appeal against his conviction in a fodder scam case and also sought bail.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader’s advocate Chittaranjan Sinha said the court will hear his petitions likely on 19 January.
The special CBI court of Shiv Pal Singh had on 6 January handed down three-and-a-half years prison term to Lalu in the case pertaining to illegal withdrawal of Rs89.27 lakh from Deoghar treasury between 1991 and 1994, in the second of the five fodder scam cases against him.
On 30 September 2013, Lalu was held guilty in another case of illegal withdrawal of Rs37.70 crore from the Chaibasa treasury and sentenced for five years.
The RJD boss was on bail in this case when he was convicted and sentenced in the one related to fraudulent withdrawal of government funds in the Deoghar case.
Apart from these two cases, he in an accused in three other cases of the fodder scam estimated to have caused a loss of Rs900 crore to the exchequer when he was the chief minister of undivided Bihar.
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