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Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to 3.5 years of jail in fodder scam case by CBI court
A special CBI court on Saturday sentenced RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav to three and a half years of jail term in a case related to the fodder scam.

Apart from handing him a jail term, the court also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Lalu Yadav.

The case involves fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1990 and 1994.

The punishment was announced today by CBI court judge Shiv Pal Singh to 69-year-old Lalu through videoconferencing. Yadav has been charged of cheating, criminal conspiracy and various other sections under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

This is the second time that Lalu Yadav has been jailed in the fodder scam.

CBI counsel Rakesh Prasad has said that failure to pay the fine of Rs 10 lakh would invite a further six months of jail term for Lalu.

Lalu Yadav, who had been convicted in the case on December 23, is currently lodged at the Birsa Munda Central Jail.

In the meanwhile, Lalu's son Tejashwi Yadav said in Patna today that they would move to the high court challenging the conviction.

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