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CBI court convicts 39 in fodder scam

Thirty-nine people were convicted and three others acquitted on Wednesday by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in a fodder scam case, for fraudulent withdrawal of 7.21 crore rupees from Ranchi treasury in the 1990s.Judge JKN Tiwari sentenced 13 convicts to three years rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine ranging between 45,000 to 65 000 rupees.

Ranchi, May 30 : Thirty-nine people were convicted and three others acquitted on Wednesday by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in a fodder scam case, for fraudulent withdrawal of 7.21 crore rupees from Ranchi treasury in the 1990s.Judge JKN Tiwari sentenced 13 convicts to three years rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine ranging between 45,000 to 65 000 rupees.

The rest of them would be awarded sentences on Thursday.

One of those acquitted was a former treasury officer K N Jha who is already serving a jail term after being convicted in five other cases in the multi-crore fodder scam.

The convicted mostly comprised of treasury officials and suppliers.

This is the eighteenth case in the multi-crore fodder scam, in which a conviction has been carried out.

The CBI had filed a total of 60 cases after the 950 crore rupees fodder scam was unearthed in the mid 1990s when the state of Jharkhand was not carved out of Bihar.

A total of 53 cases remained in Ranchi after the division of Bihar while seven cases were shifted to Patna. A couple of cases were closed on different grounds.

ANI

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