Now second bench will hear CBI’s petition to increase the sentence of Lalu Prasad

Patna. Jharkhand High Court partially heard the petition filed for increasing the sentence of former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and others convicted in the fodder scam. The division bench of Justice Ratnakar Bhengra and Justice Ambuj Nath refused to hear the case and directed to transfer it to another competent bench.

Illegal withdrawal from Deoghar treasury

It is noteworthy that the applicant has filed a petition on behalf of CBI demanding increase in the sentence of six convicts including Lalu Prasad in the case related to illegal withdrawal from Deoghar treasury of fodder scam. In the case of illegal withdrawal from Deoghar treasury, the special CBI court has sentenced six accused including Lalu Prasad, Beck Julius, Subir Bhattacharya to three to six years of imprisonment.

In this case he was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment

CBI has demanded maximum punishment. Lalu Prasad has been sentenced to three and a half years in this case. He should be punished up to seven years. Out of the six, three convicts including Phoolchand Singh, RK Rana have passed away. It is being told that Lalu Prasad’s problems may increase due to change in the bench constituted for the hearing.

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