Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav gets bail in Doranda treasury case, relief has already been given in four cases

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The Jharkhand High Court on Friday granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Yadav in the Doranda Treasury scam, in which a special CBI court sentenced him to five years in jail.

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Lalu Yadav, 73, is in custody after he was convicted and sentenced by a CBI court in February in a fodder scam case involving embezzlement of over Rs 139 crore from Doranda treasury.

His lawyer says “He has been granted bail on a similar criterion of half-custody and health issues, he will be released soon. He will have to deposit a surety of Rs 1 lakh and a fine of Rs 10 lakh."

In 1996, the CBI had registered 53 cases for wrongful withdrawal of different amounts from different treasuries. Of these, the Doranda Treasury case was the largest. It involved maximum 170 accused. 55 accused have died.

Let us tell you for information that Lalu is out on bail in illegal withdrawal of 37.7 crores from Chaibasa treasury. In this he was sentenced to 5 years. He is also out on bail in the second case of scam of illegal withdrawal of 79 lakhs from Deoghar treasury. 

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In this case, he was sentenced to three and a half years. He was also granted bail in the third case of illegal withdrawal of Rs 33.13 crore from Chaibasa treasury. He was sentenced to 5 years in this case. In the fourth case of illegal withdrawal of 3.13 crore from Dumka treasury, he was sentenced to 7-7 years in two different sections, but in that too he is out on bail.