Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to 5 years jail term, Rs 60 lakh fine in fodder scam case

The CBI had filed a total of 170 charge sheets in connection to the 950-crore scam of fraudulent withdrawal of public funds from government treasuries in various districts of undivided Bihar. Apart from Prasad, former MP Jagdish Sharma, the then Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Dhruv Bhagat, Animal Husbandry Secretary Beck Julius and Animal Husbandry Assistant Director Dr K M Prasad are the main accused.

While 99 currently face trial, 55 accused including former Bihar Chief Minister Dr.

Jagannath Mishra have died, seven have become government witnesses, two have accepted the charges against them and six are absconding.

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