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Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad sentenced to 5 years in jail

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by TSUNAMI, Oct 3, 2013.

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  1. TSUNAMI

    TSUNAMI Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    RANCHI: Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad was sentenced to 5 years in jail in a fodder scam case by a special CBI court here on Thursday. The court of Pravas Kumar Singh announced the quantum of punishment via video conference due to security reasons. Prasad has also been slapped with a fine of Rs 25 lakh.

    Another former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra has been handed a 4-year sentence. He has been fined Rs 2 lakh.

    The court has also awarded 5-year jail term to ​bureaucrats BN Sharma, KM Prasad and Beck Julius. Former MLA RK Rana has been sentenced to 5 years in jail.

    Lalu, who was convicted in the case on Monday along with 44 others, including former chief minister Jagannath Mishra is currently lodged in Birsa Munda Central Jail here.

    The 65-year-old leader is certain to lose his Lok Sabha seat and also barred from contesting election for six years following the sentencing thanks to a Supreme Court order.

    During the argument in the court today, Lalu's counsel pleaded a lenient sentence underlining that the former CM was a senior and law abiding citizen. Lalu's lawyer also argued he was too old and suffered from many diseases. On the other hand, CBI demanded maximum punishment 'which would act as deterrent in similar cases.'

    The 17-year-old case involves fraudulent withdrawal to the tune of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa treasury in the 1990s.

    There were a total of 56 accused in the case. But during the trial, seven accused died, two turned approvers, one admitted to the crime and one was discharged.

    Judge PK Singh had fixed July 15 as the date for verdict, and had asked the remaining 45 accused to be present in the court.

    Lalu Prasad moved the Jharkhand high court and later the Supreme Court, seeking change of the judge in the case. Both the courts dismissed his petition, and directed him to complete argument in the case before the CBI special court.

    Lalu Prasad quit the chief minister's post in 1997 when his name figured in the CBI investigations in the scam, which surfaced in 1996.

    Around 54 of the 61 cases were transferred to Jharkhand, after it was created as a separate state from Bihar in November 2000. Different CBI courts have passed judgments in more than 43 cases. Former CMs Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra are accused in five cases.

    Key politicians in the case apart from Lalu and Mishra are former AHD minister, Vidya Sagar Nishad, Chandradeo Prasad Verma, former JDU MP, Jagdish Sharma, former RJD MP, RK Rana and former BJP MLA Dhruv Bhagat, while bureaucrats convicted in the case are Phulchand Singh, Mahesh Prasad, Beck Julius and K Arumugham.


    Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad sentenced to 5 years in jail - The Times of India
     
  2. ricky123

    ricky123 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    first Politician

    i hope he remains in jail and doesnt get any bail for medical reasons :dude::hitwall:
     
  3. marshal panda

    marshal panda Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    No politician ever does anything wrong,it is always a conspiracy of the opposition. And no judicial verdict is acceptable, only people's court can say.
     
  4. The Drdo Guy

    The Drdo Guy Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Let's party...It's magical that a political leader of the class of LALU is getting punishment.I can see most of the congress MP enjoying in jail if Modi comes at centre...:cheers:
     
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  5. Soumya

    Soumya Major STAR MEMBER

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    Best of luck Lalllu tu jail mein kha aalu. :lol:
     
  6. TSUNAMI

    TSUNAMI Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Now he cannot be any MP or MLA for next 11 years... :BVICTORY:
     
  7. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    He will be approaching supreme court now to get a stay order :tribaldance:
     
  8. Zeus_@21

    Zeus_@21 Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Yo boy!!! Way to go........ :neo:
     
  9. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    actually Lalu is set to gain from this as Yadav Vote will polarize in Bihar in his favor

    which up till now was in favor of Nitish and BJP

    It has happened before and it will happen again
     
  10. S K Mittal

    S K Mittal Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Lallu should get more intense punishment.
     
  11. omya

    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    chara khao abhi jail main :woot:
     
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    Let him rot, He has made a mockery of the Indian Constitution.... Well deserved punishment.
     
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    the medical grounds will allow him to be out soon ..... mark my words
     
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    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Corrupt politicians like Lalu Prasad Yadav who are out there to loot India deserves much more than a simple 5 year jail term!!!

    We should rejoice only when he gets jailed. Agree with [MENTION=9296]ricky123[/MENTION], even after being jailed there are high chances of politicians like him spending their sentenced time in luxury hospitals than jails. We can only hope he remains in jail for the full term without any special treatment.
     
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    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Still the justice is incomplete. Whatever money he has made through this scam must needed to be retrieved as it was common public money. Prosecution should file an application for recovery of income of crime before the same court.

    Additionally, He should receive the facility in jail as other common prisoners are getting. No more VIP treatment. And this thing needed to be check periodically by independent NGO.
     
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