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Fodder scam: Ex-Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra complains of uneasiness, admitted to hospital

Shortly after being convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam along with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday, former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra was admitted to hospital after he complained of high blood pressure.



Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Shortly after being convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam along with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday, former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra was admitted to hospital after he complained of high blood pressure.

A CBI-designated court has convicted Mishra and 44 other accused in the fodder scam case and sent them to Birsa Munda Central jail at Hotwar.

Shortly after reaching the jail, 76-year-old Mishra complained of uneasiness and was taken to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).

Mishra has earlier undergone a bypass surgery and was undergoing treatment for prostrate problems.

The multi-million animal husbandry department scam, popularly known as the fodder scam, accuses Lalu Yadav and Jagannath Mishra, both former chief ministers of Bihar, ministers from the department, two IAS officials and others, of fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.70 crore from Chaibasa district treasury of Jharkhand.

There were a total of 56 accused in the case. But during the trial, seven accused died, two turned approver, one admitted to the crime and one was discharged.

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