16 sentenced in fodder scam case

16 sentenced in fodder scam case


Kirti Narayan Jha, then regional director of Animal Husbandry Department (AHD), SC Range, Ranchi, was sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) with a fine of Rs eight lakh, while Junul Bhengraj, then regional director, AHD, Ranchi, was sentenced to seven years of RI and slapped a fine of Rs 50 lakh, a CBI spokesperson said.

The court also sentenced K M Prasad, Assistant Director (Planning), AHD, Ranchi, with seven years of RI, besides slapping a fine of Rs 34 lakh and B B Prasad, Budget and Accounts Officer, AHD Directorate, Patna, with six years of RI with a fine of Rs 20 lakh, the spokesperson said. He said the CBI had filed a charge sheet in the Ranchi court against 56 accused.

“Out of them, three died during trial, two accused persons pleaded guilty and they were punished earlier, and three accused were made approvers,” he said.

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