The case is related to the fraudulent withdrawal of over Rs 30 crore from the Chaibasa treasury during 1994 and 1995, as per the reports of India Today TV.
In all, the 69-year-old RJD president faced five cases in the multi-crore fodder scam in Ranchi and has been convicted in two of them.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has already been convicted in two fodder scam cases in 2013 and 2017 and got 5 and 3.5 years of imprisonment respectively. In all the cases, Lalu has been convicted. He was also fined Rs 10 lakh in the case for offences of cheating, along with criminal conspiracy, and other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). "We will approach higher courts against all these verdicts".
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, another senior leader from RJD, blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar for influencing the CBI court. Now, the 56 accused left in fodder scam which included six politicians, three former IAS officers, 40 suppliers of the department and six officials of the animal husbandry department are facing trial in the court.
Lalu had received a sentence of five years in the first case.
Yadav is now serving a 3.5 year sentence in another Fodder Scam case related to embezzlement from the Deoghar Treasury; he was found guilty in the Deoghar case in December.
Lalu's bail plea in the Deogarh Treasury case, is now pending in the Jharkhand High Court.
However, Lalu has appealed to Ranchi high court against his conviction in the fodder scam case.