Patna. In the biggest case of fodder scam, 38 convicts including former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav will be sentenced today. This punishment is to be given in the case of illegal withdrawal of 139.35 crore from Doranda treasury. Almost all the convicts are to be sentenced one by one through video conferencing at 12 noon in the court of Special Judge SK Shashi of CBI Court in Ranchi. The culprits have to be produced in the court from jail itself.
After being convicted, all 38 accused including Lalu Prasad Yadav were sent to jail. Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently admitted in the paying ward of RIMS due to health reasons. Those who will be sentenced today include the names of former MLA RK Rana and former Secretary of Animal Husbandry Department Beck Julius. On February 15, 75 accused, including Lalu Prasad Yadav, were convicted by the special CBI court. Of these, 38 accused were sent to jail by the court.
Last Tuesday, 35 accused were sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, in addition to this the court has also fixed a fine ranging from 50 thousand to 2 lakh rupees. The court also granted bail on the same day to appeal to the accused who were sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. In this case, 24 accused including 7 women have also been acquitted by the court. Altogether 99 accused were facing trial in this case.
In this case of fodder scam, Lalu Prasad Yadav and KM Prasad will hear the punishment from RIMS only. Online arrangements have been made by the Birsa Munda Central Prison Administration for the sentencing of the court. According to the jailer of Birsa Munda Central Jail located in Hotwar, for this, before 12 o’clock on Monday, a laptop has been arranged in Lalu Prasad’s room number A11 in the paying ward of RIMS.
For this, an operator will also be sent to the paying ward of RIMS on behalf of the jail administration. This operator will get the ailing Lalu Prasad Yadav to appear in the court online through a laptop from the link found at the time of sentencing. After this, both the accused will also be sentenced through video conferencing.