18 more sentenced to prison in fodder scam case
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 18:10
Ranchi: A special CBI court on Tuesday awarded prison terms to 18 people, including ten government officials, of the 48 it had convicted in the fodder scam on December 10.

The court of S K Dubey awarded ex-Regional Director of Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) Junul Bhengraj, ex-Assistant Director K M Prasad, C K Lal and Sailendra Kumar Sinha six years imprisonment, besides slapping a fine ranging between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh on them.

Three former AHD officials Dukhit Ram, S N Verma and Prabhat Kumar were given five years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5.2 lakh each.

Ex-AHD officer Gouri Shankar Prasad, ex-treasury officers Prabhakar Kumar Ganguly and Jagdish Sharma each got four-year prison terms. The court also imposed fine ranging between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 22 lakh against them.

The rest eight were fodder suppliers, who were handed terms ranging between three years and four years and a fine ranging between Rs 15,000 and Rs 26 lakh.

The court had on December 10 held them guilty in case no RC/44A/96 pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 8.6 crore from Hotwar Poultry Farm in the early 90s. The court had pronounced judgement against eight convicts on that day itself.

The quantum of sentence for the rest 22 will be given from tomorrow.


First Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 18:10

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