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64 convicted in fodder scam

india Updated: Jan 31, 2012 15:42 IST
CBI court

A special CBI court on Tuesday 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 NN Singh convicted the 64 accused and sentenced between two and six years in prison and imposed varying penalty upto Rs 5 lakh.

Among those convicted are former regional director of of Animal Husbandry department Junul Bhengraj and ex-assistant regional director KM 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.