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SC to hear plea filed by Lalu challenging his sentence on fodder scam

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Tuesday will hear a plea filed by (RJD) chief Yadav challenging his jail sentence in connection with the mid-1990s fodder scam case.

The fodder scam involved the embezzlement of about Rs. 9.4 billion from the treasury of

The (CBI) had filed a plea in the apex against the dropping of a conspiracy charge against Yadav by the High in one of the fodder scam cases.

The then filed its latest appeal against the High order upholding the agency's plea to continue proceedings in the trial against Prasad under two sections, while dropping other charges on grounds that a person cannot be tried twice for the same offence.

The High had ordered that proceedings against Yadav be continued under Sections 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of an offence committed or giving false information) and 511 (attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment, and in such attempt doing any act towards the commission of the offence).

The charges are in connection with the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 96 lakh during the chief ministerial tenure of the RJD chief.

The fodder scam relates to fraudulent withdrawal of around Rs. 1,000 crore by the Animal Husbandry department from various districts when Lalu was the chief minister from 1990 to 1997.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 08:32 IST
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