37 ACCUSED SENTENCED IN A CASE RELATED TO FODDER SCAM; AWARDED 3.5 TO 14 YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT WITH HEAVY FINES

Press Release
New Delhi, 18.04.2018

The Special Judge, Ranchi has today sentenced 37 accused in a case related to Fodder Scam. This includes one Public Servant O.P.Diwakar who has been awarded Rigorous Imprisonment of total 14 years with a fine of Rs. 2 crore; other fifteen Public Servants to undergo total 7 years RI with a fine of Rs. one crore each; three Suppliers to undergo 7 years RI with a fine of Rs. 1 crore each and remaining 18 suppliers to undergo 3.5 years RI with a fine of Rs. 50 lakh each. Thereby, the total fine awarded in the case comes to Rs. 29 crore.

The following sentences were awarded to them:-

Sl.No.

Name

Section

Sentence

Fine in Rs

1

Om Prakash Diwakar, then Regional Director AHD, Dumka,

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

7 years RI

1 Crore

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988

7 years RI

1 Crore

2

Bimal Kant Das, then T.V.O(M), DAHO, Office

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

3

Dineshwar Prasad Sharma, then Staff Veterinary Officer, AHD, Dumka

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

4

Fredrick Karketta, then D.A. H.O, Dumka

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

5

HemendraNathVerma, then DAHO, Dumka,

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

6

Krishna Kumar Prasad , then DAHO, Dumka,

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

7

Krishna Murari Sah, then TVO, Sahabganj.

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

8

Manoranjan Prasad, then DAHO, Deoghar

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

9

Manoj Kumar Srivastava, then TVO, Sitamarhi

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

10

Nand Kishore Prasad, then Artificial Insemination Officer, (AIO), AHD, Dumka

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

11

Pankaj Mohan Bhuin, then Accountant, RD Office, AHD, Dumka

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

 

12

Pitamber Jha, then TVO(M) Deoghar

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

13

Raghu Nandan Prasad , then Assistant Director (Poultry) A.H.D. Dumka

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

14

Radha Mohan Mandal, then S. A. H. O, Godda.

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

15

Shashi Kumar Sinha, then TVO(M), Godda

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

16

Sardendu Kumar Das, then Scrutiny Clerk, Treasury , Dumka

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

U/s 13 (2) r/w 13 (1) (c) & (d) of P.C. Act, 1988.

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

The above sentences for imprisonment shall run consecutively.

Sl.No.

Name

Section

Sentence

Fine in Rs

17

Dayanand  Prasad Kashyap , Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

7 years RI

1 Crore

18

Rajan Mehta , Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

7 years RI

1 Crore

19

Tripurari Mohan Prasad, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

7 years RI

1 Crore

20

Ajit Kumar Sinha, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

21

Ajit Kumar Verma, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

22

Anil Kumar Sinha, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

23

Sushil Kumar Sinha, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

24

Arun Kumar, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

25

Binod Kumar Jha, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

26

Dinesh Kumar Sinha , Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

27

Gopinath Das, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

 

28

Harish Chandra Agrawal, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

29

Mohinder Singh Bedi, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

30

Prakash Kumar Lal , Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

31

Rakesh Kumar Agrawal , Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

32 Ram Avtar Sharma, Private Person U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

33

Ravi Nandan Sinha, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

34

Sanjay Agrawal, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

35

Sanjay Shankar, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

36

Sunil Gandhi , Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

37

Sushil Kumar Sinha, Private Person

U/s 120B, 420, 409, 467,468, 471 and 477A IPC

3.5 Years RI

50 lakh

CBI had registered a case on 15.04.1996 in compliance of orders passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Patna on 11.03.96 & upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on 19.03.96 and taken over the investigation of the case no. case No. PS 22/1996 dated 22.02.1996 earlier registered at Police Station Dumka Town. It was alleged that the accused AHD officials in conspiracy with unscrupulous suppliers, AHD and Treasury officials withdrew an amount of Rs. 34,91,54,844/- (approx) during the period 1991-92 to 1995-96 from District Treasury, Dumka at the strength of forged & fabricated budget allotment letters, bills, supply orders and Transport Receipts. It was also alleged that the suppliers submitted bills either without supplying the materials or by effecting partial supply and receiving full payments.

After thorough investigation, a chargesheet was filed on 10.10.2001 against the accused in the Designated Court. The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted them. Five private persons have been acquitted by the Court.

 

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