A special CBI court on Saturday sentenced 35 more convicts in a fodder scam case and slapped fines ranging from Rs 1.5 lakh to 2 crore with 4 years to 6 yrs of rigorous imprisonment [RI].
The court had on Friday sentenced 23 convicts, including 7 women, for 3 yrs RI and imposed fine of Rs 20k to Rs 4.5 lakh in the RC 49 A/96 case of the scam. One supplier had turned approver.
Special CBI judge R R Tirpathi sentenced the 35 convicts, comprising 20 former animal husbandry department [AHD] and 3 treasury officials besides 12 suppliers.
In the case RC 49 A/96, Rs 8.37 crore was fraudulently withdrawn from the Chaibasa treasury in connivance with AHD and treasury officials and suppliers during 1995-96.
The court slapped the maxm. fine of Rs 2 crore and 6-year R I on K M Prasad, a former ASST DIRECTOR of planning posted in the regional directorate office in Ranchi. Prasad was held guilty of helping withdrawal the money from Chaibasa treasury.
A fine of Rs 1.5 crore and 6-years R I was slapped on Junul Bhengraj, a former district animal husbandry officer.