RJD leader Lalu Yadav sentenced to 5 years in jail in Fodder scam case, also fined Rs 60 lakh

Lalu Yadav was convicted and sentenced today to five years in jail and fined Rs 60 lakh in a fifth case linked to the fodder scam.

The case involves the illegal withdrawal of Rs 139.5 crore from the Doranda treasury. The scam took place in the 1990s, when Lalu Yadav was Chief Minister of Bihar.

Lalu may find himself more in trouble in future as one more case linked to the fodder scam is pending before the CBI court in Patna.

The 950-crore fodder scam involved large-scale corruption in which funds meant for animal fodder were embezzled from multiple government treasuries across Bihar.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, asked about Lalu Yadav's sentence, disassociated himself from the case.

In jail since December 2017, Lalu Yadav served most of his sentence at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Jharkhand, citing health issues.