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Ex-RJD MP convicted in fodder scam

Last Updated: Friday, July 31, 2009 - 20:01

Ranchi (Jharkhand): A special CBI court on Friday convicted former RJD MP R K Rana and thirteen other fodder scam accused for fraudulently withdrawing Rs 28.26 lakh from the government treasury.
Rana was posted as a veterinary doctor with the Animal
Husbandry Department when he was made an accused in the case
for illegally withdrawing money from the treasury by producing
fake invoices in connivance with other officials and fodder
suppliers between January 1, 1992 and 30 June 1992.

Rana had resigned from his government post in 1994 and
became MP the following year.

The CBI judge, Vereshwar Jha Praveer today sentenced
fodder suppliers Saraswati Chandra for two years and Phool
Singh for two and a half years. The court also slapped a fine
of Rs 20,000 and Rs 30,000 on them respectively.

The court will pronounce quantum of sentence against
the rest of the convicts tomorrow.

This was the 32nd case to end in conviction out of 53
cases in the multi-crore scam that surfaced during the early

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, July 31, 2009 - 20:01
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