26 sentenced to prison in a fodder case
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 14:08
  
Ranchi: A special CBI court today sentenced 26 persons, including ten former officials of the animal husbandry department, to imprisonment for fraudulent withdrawal of about Rs 67.49 lakh from Sahibganj treasury in the 1990s.

The court of justice G K Singh sentenced former Budget and Accounts officer (AHD Patna) Braj Bhushan Prasad for five years rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 6 lakh.

The court also awarded prison terms upto four years and imposed varying penalty up to Rs 5 lakh to another nine former AHD officials in the fodder case.

A total of sixteen suppliers were sentenced to prison between one year and five years and the court slapped varying fine amounts.

Six persons were arrested immediately after the judgment.

A total of 25 out of 26 persons were present during the judgment while the court issued warrants against the absentee.

All were on bail.

Advocate Shiv Kumar represented for the CBI, which completed its 41th of the total 53 fodder cases.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 14:08


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