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Lalu to rear cattle? Judge asks fodder scam convicts to stay in open jail

Lalu has been sentenced in the case relating to embezzling of more than Rs 8.9 million from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994

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RJD Chief Lalu Prasad at a press conference in Patna. (Photo: PTI)
RJD Chief Lalu Prasad at a press conference in Patna. (Photo: PTI)

Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court judge on Monday proposed that all the 16 convicts in the case, including the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, will stay in an open jail where they could rear cattle.

According to reports, while pronouncing the sentences via video conference, Singh said "gau palan (cattle rearing) is a good option for the convicts as they have 'good knowledge of fodder and cattle medicine".

This recommendation came up by Singh after one of the convicts requested him to reduce the quantum of sentence by six months so that he could obtain bail and stay with his family.

On January 6, a special sentenced Lalu to 3.5 years in jail in regards to the case.

He was also slapped with a fine of Rs 5 lakh.

Lalu has been sentenced in the case relating to embezzling of more than Rs 8.9 million from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.

The court also said if he fails to furnish the fine, his jail term would extend by six months.

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 09:38 IST
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