A special CBI court in Ranchi today convicted RJD Chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad and 18 others in the fourth fodder scam case.
The case relates to fraudulent withdrawal of over Rs 3 crore from the Dumka treasury between December 1995 and January 1996.
Another former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra was, however, acquitted along with 11 others.
The arguments of the quantum of punishment will be heard through video conferencing day after tomorrow and will continue till Friday.
Earlier, Lalu Prasad was convicted in three other fodder scam cases. He was awarded a five-year jail term in the first case, three-and-a-half years in the second, and another five-year imprisonment in the third case.
The multi-million-rupee fodder scam surfaced in the 1990s when Lalu Prasad was the Chief Minister of undivided Bihar. The probe was handed over to the CBI on Patna High Court’s order.