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 1990s.

Bureau Report

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

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