50 ACCUSED CONVICTED IN A CASE RELATING TO FODDER SCAM; AWARDED THREE TO FIVE YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH HEAVY FINES


Press Release
New Delhi, 24.01.2018

           

The Special Judge, AHD Cases, Ranchi today sentenced 50 accused in a case relating to fodder scam. The following sentences were awarded to them:- Shri Lalu Prasad to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10 lakh; Dr. Jagannath Mishra to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10 lakh; Shri Vidya Sagar Nishad, to undergo three years RI with fine of Rs.1.50 lakh; Shri Jagdish Sharma to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs.10 lakh; Shri Dhuruv Bhagat to undergo three years RI with fine of Rs.1.50 lakh; Dr. Ravindra Kumar Rana to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs.10 lakh; Shri Phool Chand Singh to undergo four years RI with fine of Rs.2 lakh; Shri Mahesh Prasad to undergo four years RI with fine of Rs.2 lakh; Shri Sajal Chakaraborty to undergo four years RI with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Dr. Kirti Narayan Jha to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs.22 lakh (approx); Dr. Krishna Mohan Prasad to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. 22 lakh(approx); Dr. B.N. Sharma to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. 22 lakh (approx); Shri Silas Tirkey to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs.12 lakh (approx); Dr. Arjun Sharma to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs.12 lakh (approx); Md. Sayeed to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Md. Hussain to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Md. Ekram to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Dr. Tripurari Mohan Prasad to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Sushil Kumar to undergo three years RI with fine of Rs. 80,000/-; Shri Suresh Dubey to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Satendra Kumar Mehra, to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Umesh Dubey, to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs.One lakh; Shri Vijay Kumar Mallick to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Mahendra Kumar Kundan to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Rajesh Mehra to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Jag Mohan Lal Kakkar to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Sanjay Sinha to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Ravi Kumar Sinha @ Ravinandan Sinha to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Md. Zahid Hussain, to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Dayanand Prasad Kashyap to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Ram Nandan Singh to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Srinath Singh to undergo three years RI with fine of Rs. 40,000/-; Shri Sharad Kumar to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Smt. Nirmala Prasad to undergo three years RI with fine of Rs. 80,000/-; Smt. Anita Prasad to undergo three years RI with fine of Rs. 80,000/-; Shri Sidharth Kumar to undergo three years RI with fine of Rs. 80,000/-; Shri Jyoti Kumar Jha to undergo three years RI with fine of Rs. 80,000/-; Shri Bijayaeshwari Prasad Sinha to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Samir Walia to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Prakash Kumar Lal to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Devendra Kumar Roy to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Smt. Chanchala Sinha to undergo three years RI with fine of Rs. 80,000/-; Shri Subhasish Deb to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Ravi Sinha to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Dr. Ajit Kumar Verma to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Shri Mohindra Singh Bedi to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Smt Madhu Mehta to undergo three years RI with fine of Rs. 80,000/-; Shri Harish Kumar, to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh; Sri Bimal Kumar Agarwal to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh and Shri Sunil Kumar Sinha to undergo five years RI with fine of Rs. One lakh.

CBI had registered the instant case on 28.08.1996 in compliance of orders passed by the Hon’ble High Court and Hon’ble Supreme Court on 11.03.1996 and 19.03.1996 respectively. It was alleged that accused public servants of District Animal Husbandry Office and District Treasury Office, Chaibasa in conspiracy with accused suppliers had fraudulently & dishonestly withdrew an amount of Rs. 37.62 crore (approx) during the Financial Year 1992-93 on the basis of false & fake allotment letters, supply orders and bills fabricated by the accused persons.

After thorough investigation, charge sheet was filed on 12.12.2001 against accused persons including Shri Lalu Prasad, Dr. Jagannath Mishra and others in the Designated Court. Charges against the accused persons were framed on 25th April 2005.

The Trial Court found 50 accused guilty and convicted them. Six accused were acquitted by the Court. 14 accused expired during trial.

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