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Lalu Prasad Yadav found guilty in fifth fodder scam: Special CBI court convicts former Bihar Chief Minister in Rs 139 crore Doranda treasury case

Lalu Prasad Yadav is one of the main accused in the fodder scam case related to the illegal withdrawal of Rs 139.35 crore from Doranda Treasury.



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Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been found guilty in a fifth fodder scam case. A special CBI court in Ranchi, Jharkhand, has found him guilty of fraudulently withdrawing Rs 139.35 crore from the Doranda treasury. The sentencing of Lalu Prasad Yadav will take place today.

Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, who has now been found guilty in all five fodder scam cases in which he was accused as a conspirator, was present in the courtroom as Judge CK Shashi presented the verdict on Tuesday morning.

Out of 99 total accused, 24 were acquitted. Among others found guilty are former MP Jagdish Sharma and former Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Dhruv Bhagat, who have both been sentenced to three-year jail terms.

The RJD chief is one of the main accused in the fodder scam case related to the illegal withdrawal of Rs 139.35 crore from Doranda Treasury. Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is currently out on bail arrived in Ranchi on Sunday was presented today for the verdict.

The Rs 950 crore fodder scandal, which shattered the veteran Bihar politician’s electoral career, involves illegal withdrawals of public funds from government treasuries in various districts of erstwhile Bihar for bogus spending on fodder and other livestock expenses over a couple of years.

Even if he is found guilty and sentenced to less than three years in prison, he will be able to walk away by getting bail from the special CBI court. If the sentence is longer than three years, he will have to go to jail and file a bail application with the high court, said a lawyer who did not want to be identified.

The RJD supremo is already been convicted in four cases in the multi-crore scam and so far, he has been sentenced to a jail term of 14 years.

Lalu’s previous four convictions

  • Chaibasa Treasury Case- Rs 30.73 crore

Prasad was convicted for the first time on September 30, 2013, in the Chaibasa treasury case, which involved a fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.70 crore. He was sentenced to five years in prison, which resulted in his exclusion from the Lok Sabha. In December of the same year, the Supreme Court granted him bail.

  • Deoghar Treasury Case- Rs 89.27 lakh

On December 23, 2017, Prasad was found guilty in the second case involving a fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar treasury by a special CBI court. In this case, Prasad was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. After serving half of his sentence, he was given bail in July of this year.

  • Chaibasa Treasury Case- Rs 33.13 crore

On January 24, 2018, Prasad was found guilty for the third time in the Chaibasa treasury case, which involved a fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.13 crore. In this case, he was sentenced to five years in prison.

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  • Dumka Treasury Case- Rs 3.76 crore

On March 19, 2018, a special court found Prasad guilty of fraudulently withdrawing Rs 3.76 crore from the Dumka treasury, sentencing him to 14 years in prison and a fine of Rs 60 lakh.

Lalu has challenged his convictions in the Jharkhand High Court and is currently out on bail.

2024 Lok Sabha Elections

2024 Lok Sabha election: JD(U) releases name of 16 candidates, former party chief Lalan Singh fielded from Bihar’s Munger

The former party chief Rajiv Ranjan (Lalan) Singh to contest from Munger constituency.



The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday announced the names of its candidates for all the 16 Lok Sabha seats it is set to contest in Bihar. The former party chief Rajiv Ranjan (Lalan) Singh to contest from Munger constituency.

The 16-candidates list includes names of Dileshwar Kamait from Supaul, Ramprit Mandal from Jhanjharpur, Devesh Chandra Thakur from Sitamarhi, Lavli Anand from Shivhar, Sunil Kumar from Balmiki Nagar, Mujahid Alam from Kishanganj, Dulalchandra Goswami from Katihar, Santosh Kumar from Purnea, Chandeshwar Prasad on Jehanabad seat, Kaushalendra Kumar from Nalanda seat, Giridhari Yadav from Banka, Ajay Kumar Mandal from Bhagalpur, Alok Kumar Suman from Siwan, Alok Kumar Suman from Gopalganj, and Dinesh Chandra Yadav from Madhepura constituency among others.

Lovely Anand, another turncoat, got the ticket from JD(U) after quitting the RJD earlier this month. She will be contesting the elections from Sheohar’s seat.

Addressing a press conference, JD(U) leader Lalan Singh said that there was no issue in deciding the seat-sharing formula and the candidates among the NDA partners. There was consensus over everything.

Speaking to a reporter, the former JD(U) chief expressed his gratitude to the Bihar Chief Minister for giving him the opportunity to contest from the Munger constituency again. The work that has been done by Chief Minister Kumar is discussed not only in the village but in every house in Bihar.

The Opposition party can pick anyone as a candidate from that very constituency, Munger, adding that he said that he doesn’t have to do anything with that, nor does he want to make any comment on the same, he said.

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On Camera: India’s largest under-construction bridge collapses in Bihar’s Supaul, one dead, nine injured

The Deputy CM’s officials have spoken to the district officer.



India’s largest road bridge being constructed over the Koshi River between Bheja and Bakaur in Bihar’s Supaul district collapsed on Friday morning, resulting in the death of one person and injured nine.

According to reports, the 10.2 km bridge was being constructed by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) at a cost of Rs 984 crore. Two companies namely Gammon India and Trans Rail Lighting Limited were jointly overseeing its construction.

Speaking to reporters, NHAI Regional Officer YB Singh, said that the bridge has 171 piers, and the span between piers 153 and 154 collapsed.

Bihar Deputy CM Vijay Kumar Sinha, speaking on the matter, said that an inquiry has been ordered and action will be taken against those responsible for the incident.

An accident has occurred on an under-construction bridge over the Kosi River. The portion of that bridge fell which led to the death of 1 person and 10 injured. The Deputy CM’s officials have spoken to the district officer. The deceased family will get Rs 10 lakh through related agencies, he announced. A full-fledged investigation is required to find who is the main culprit, he asserted.

Supaul District Magistrate Kaushal Kumar, speaking to media, said the injured are undergoing treatment at the district hospital. Today an unfortunate incident has happened wherein an under-construction span has collapsed, he added. As per the report, a total of 10 labourers were trapped in the incident and all were rescued. Unfortunately, one person died on the way to the hospital and the other 9 are out of danger with minor injuries. Adequate compensation for the deceased as well as injured victims is being arranged, he further added. 

Kumar said three eminent bridge experts A.K. Srivastava, Ex-ADG MORTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways), Mahesh Tandon and G.L. Verma, have reached the site to assess the reason for the accident and taken necessary remedial measures. Senior officials of NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) Anil Choudhary, Member (Projects) have rushed to the site to take immediate action on the matter, he added.

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Mob attacks police, journalists in Bihar after missing woman’s body found

The angry mob set fire to a police vehicle and assaulted journalists who were on the scene to report the news.



In Bihar’s Nawgachhia, a group of angry people on Sunday allegedly attacked police personnel and journalist following the recovery of the body of woman nearly two days after she went missing.

Furthermore, the angry mob set fire to a police vehicle and assaulted journalists who were on the scene to report the news. Two journalists were harmed severely in the attack.

According to local reports, the situation escalated rapidly when villagers, upon discovering that the body of Shobha Devi, the daughter of Kamleshwari Mandal, had been found, accused the police of inaction. Devi had been missing since February 16 after she left home to deliver milk in Dakshinbadi Tola.

Despite her family’s desperate pleas, it seemed that no one listened until it was too late. The mob’s grief and anger reached its breaking point, causing them to set police vehicles ablaze and physically assault officers and journalists.

The surrounding was charged with unease as the police, who were outnumbered and under attack, had to resort to firing shots in the air to control the chaotic mob and restore order.

The injured were rushed to primary health centers and referral hospitals, highlighting the physical toll of the day’s events. 

Senior police officials arrived at the scene and managed to calm the situation down. According to a statement by the police, an investigation has been initiated, and individuals have been questioned.

Police further said that they have been camping in the area until the situation returns to normalcy. Police have been trying to recover the body of the woman. Local SDO and DSP were deployed for the task in that matter, the SP Nawgachhia, Puran Kumar Jha, said while speaking with the media.

In another incident from Bihar, three officers on-duty including a woman inspector were attacked by mob during an inspection to check the illegal sand mining.

The local police had seized as many as 50 vehicles involved in the illegal sand mining and had registered an FIR against 44 people.

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