INVC NEWS
New Delhi,
The Special Judge, AHD Cases, Ranchi has today sentenced 40 accused to undergo 3 to 5 years Rigorous Imprisonment with total fine of Rs. 11.93 crore (approx.). These accused were convicted on 15.02.2022 whose sentence was scheduled for pronouncement by the Court today. The details of the sentence against each of these 40 accused are i.e. S/Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav, then Chief Minister, Bihar to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 60 lakh; Dr. Rabindra Kumar Rana, then  MLA, Bihar Legislative Assembly to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 60 lakh; Beck Julius, then Secretary, AHD, Govt. of Bihar, Patna to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 1 lakh; Mahendra Prasad, then Treasury Officer, Doranda Treasury, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 5 lakh; Devendra Prasad Srivastva, then Treasury Officer, Doranda Treasury, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 5 lakh; Dr. Radha Raman Sahay, then Drawing & Disbursing Officer, AHD, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 6 lakh; Krishna Mohan Prasad, then Assistant Director (Planning), AHD, Ranchi to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 1.5 crore; Junul Bhengraj, then Regional Director, AHD, Ranchi/then DAHO, Chaibasa/then GM, GCF, Hotwar to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Dr. Gauri Shankar Prasad, then District Animal Husbandry Officer, Ranchi & Chaibasa to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 11 lakh; Dr. Ram Prakash Ram, then District Animal Husbandry Officer, Palamu & Jamshedpur and then In-Charge DAHO, Chaibasa to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Dr. Jaswant Sahay, then Assistant Director (Poultry), Chaibasa to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Dr. Rabindra Kumar Singh, then TVOM Chaibasa/then In-charge Store, FSB, Hotwar to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 5 lakh; Dr. Prabhat Kumar Sinha, then TVOM, Daltonganj to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 3 lakh; Dr. Laliteshwar Prasad Yadav, then Manager, PBF-20, Hotwar to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Dr. Krishna Bihari Lal, then Manager, RPF, Hotwar/then In-charge, Central Godown, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Dr. Ajit Kumar, then Assistant Farm Manager, Govt. Cattle Farm, Hotwar, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Dr. Chander Kishore Lal, then Assistant Manager Regional Poultry Farm, Hotwar, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 1.5 lakh ; Dr. Birsa Oraon, then Assistant, Farm Manager, Govt. Cattle Farm, Hotwar/then Manager, Govt. Cattle Farm, Saraikela to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 3 lakh; Dr. Shiv Nandan Prasad, then Assistant Director (Poultry), Jamshedpur to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Dr. Arjun Sharma, then Assistant Director (Poultry), Chaibasa to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Dr. Mukesh Kumar Srivastava, then Assistant Director (Poultry), Chaibasa to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Dr. Braj Nandan Prasad Verma, Poultry Farm, Hotwar to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 3 lakh; Dr. Nalini Ranjan Prasad Sinha, then Farm Manager/RM, Pig Breeding Farm, Hotwar to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Nitya Nand Kumar Singh, then Budget & Accounts Officer, AHD, Patna to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 lakh; Ravi Nandan Kumar Sinha, Proprietor of M/s A. Traders, Patna to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 10.10 lakh; Md. Sayeed, Proprietor of M/s M.S. Enterprises, Ranchi & Partner of M/s Chhotanagpur Cattle Food Supply Co., Ranchi to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 1.5 crore; Jagmohan Lal Kakkar, Partner of M/s Navketan Enterprises, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 1 crore; Mohinder Singh Bedi, Proprietor of M/s Semex Cryogenics, Delhi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 1 crore; Dayanand Prasad Kashyap, Partner of M/s Baishnow Enterprises, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 1 crore; Suresh Kumar Dubey, Proprietor of M/s Chhotanagpur Veterinary Enterprises, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2.5 lakh; Umesh Dubey, Proprietor of M/s Jai Bhandar & Suppliers, Bihar and Proprietor of M/s Janta Veterinary to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 4 lakh; Satyendra Kumar Mehra, Proprietor of M/s Satyendra Construction Co., Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 15 lakh; Rajesh Mehra, Partner of M/s Vee Kay Commercial Traders, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 15 lakh; Dr. Bijayeshwari Prasad Sinha, Proprietor of M/s Ekta Veterinary Works, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 1 crore; Tripurari Mohan Prasad, M/s Bihar Surgico Medico Agency, Patna/Partner of M/s Manas Sales Corporation, Patna/Director of M/s Mastrine Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Patna to undergo five years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 2 crore; Bal Krishna Sharma, Proprietor of M/s Sree Gauri Agency, Bhagalpur to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 1 lakh; Dr. Ajit Kumar Verma, Proprietor of M/s Little Oak Pharmaceuticals, Calcutta to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 15 lakh; Ravi Kumar Mehra, Proprietor of M/s Arke Enterprises, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 10 lakh; Mahendra Kumar Kundan, Proprietor of M/s Krishna Traders, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 15 lakh and Rajendra Kumar Harit, Proprietor of M/s Pooja Roadlines, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 20 lakh  in a Fodder Scam Case.

CBI had registered a case in compliance of orders dated 11.03.1996 of Hon’ble Patna High Court & orders dated 19.03.1996 of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, and taken over the investigation of Case No. 60/96 earlier registered at Police Station Doranda against Shri K.N. Jha, Regional Director, Animal Husbandry Department, South Chhotanagpur Region, Ranchi and 72 other persons on a complaint from Dy. Commissioner, Ranchi. It was alleged that during the period between 1990-91 and 1995-96, then AHD officials in conspiracy with unscrupulous suppliers & others withdrew and misappropriated a sum of Rs. 182.82 crore (approx.) from Doranda Treasury, Ranchi under the pretext of making payment to the suppliers, who submitted spurious/bogus bills falsely showing supply of feed, fodder, vet. medicines etc. It was further alleged that the amount, so withdrawn, was eventually misappropriated.

During investigation, roles of bureaucrats, politicians including the then Chief Minister of Bihar & others came to the fore. 03 chargesheets were filed in the Court of Special Judge, AHD Cases, Ranchi on 08.05.2001, 07.06.2003 and 24.06.2003 against the accused including Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav, then Chief Minister, Bihar, other Politicians, Bureaucrats, Veterinary Doctors, treasury officials, suppliers etc. During investigation, an alleged fraud of Rs. 139.35 crore (approx.) was found. Charges were framed on 06.07.2005. During trial, 575 Prosecution Witness were examined and around 4,200 documents were got exhibited.

The Trial Court found 75 accused including then Chief Minister of Bihar; former MLAs, former Secretary, Govt. of Bihar; then Commissioner of Income Tax; then AHD officials; Veterinary Doctors; Proprietors of private companies & other private persons guilty and convicted them on 15.02.2022. 24 accused were acquitted by the Court. The Trial Court had earlier sentenced 35 accused to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with varying amounts of fine under relevant sections of IPC & others on 15.02.2022, whereas quantum of punishment in respect of 40 other convicted accused including then Chief Minister of Bihar has been pronounced today.

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