64 convicted in fodder scam

Ranchi: A special CBI court today convicted 64 accused, including 32 officials, in a multi-crore fodder scam pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 12.98 crore from Doranda Treasury within three months in 1995.

The special CBI court of N N Singh convicted the 64 accused and sentenced between two and six years in prison and imposed varying penalty upto Rs five lakh. Among those convicted are former regional director of of Animal Husbandry department Junul Bhengraj and ex-assistant regional director K M Prasad.

This was the 40th of the total 53 fodder cases which ended in conviction. The total scam was assessed at about Rs 950 crore.