Fodder scam convict Jagdish Sharma released on bail

Disqualified JD(U) MP Jagdish Sharma, who was convicted in a fodder scam case, was released on Monday from prison on bail.

hidden January 13, 2014 20:29:13 IST
Fodder scam convict Jagdish Sharma released on bail

Ranchi: Disqualified JD(U) MP Jagdish Sharma, who was convicted in a fodder scam case, was released on Monday from prison on bail.

Fodder scam convict Jagdish Sharma released on bail

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"He was released around 3 pm after getting bail documents," a senior jail official said in Ranchi.

Sharma, who was convicted and sentenced to four years imprisonment by a special CBI court in October last year, obtained bail from the Supreme Court.

Along with Lalu Prasad, Sharma lost his Lok Sabha seat following the conviction. Lalu is also out on bail.

The two were among the 45 convicted by the court on 30 September last year in the fodder scam case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa Treasury when Lalu was the Chief Minister of undivided Bihar.

Barring former IAS officer Beck Juleus, all the rest convicts have got bail in the case, according to Lalu's advocate Prabhat Kumar.

PTI

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