Lalu Prasad taken to jail after conviction in fodder scam case

Lalu Prasad taken to jail after conviction in fodder scam case

Lalu Prasad taken to jail after conviction in fodder scam case

RANCHI: RJD president Lalu Prasad was taken to jail on Monday after being convicted by a special CBI court here in the fodder scam case.

65-year-old Lalu Prasad was taken to the Birsa Munda Central Jail here after the court verdict.

The court has fixed October 3 for pronouncement of sentence against Lalu Prasad, former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and others convicted in the case.

While coming out from the court, Lalu appeared calm and did not take any questions as his car sped away to the jail located at Hotwar on the outskirts of Ranchi, adjacent to the National Games village.

Besides Lalu, the court of Pravas Kumar Singh convicted another 44 accused, including Mishra, six politicians and four IAS officers, for fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa treasury.

Later, the court sentenced IAS officer K Armugam, former Bihar AHD and labour minister Vidya Sagar Nishad and former MLA Dhruv Bhagat and five fodder suppliers for up to three years.

Earlier, Prasad, who arrived in the court by a white Ambassador car, appeared relaxed and waved to his party supporters. He sat in the second row in the court room as the judge began reading out the judgment against him.

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