THREE TO FOUR YEARS RIGOROUS IMPRISONMENT TO 16 ACCUSED IN A FODDER SCAM CASE




Press Release
New Delhi, 29.05.2019

The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ranchi has today sentenced 16 accused persons in a fodder scam. The 16 accused are - Shri Bharateshwar Narain Lal Das, then Accountant, District Treasury Office, Chaibasa to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.35,000/-; Shri Sahadeo Prasad, then Assistant Accountant, District Treasury Office, Chaibasa to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.30,000/-; Shri Lal Mohan Gope, then Treasury Messenger & Technical Assistant, DAHO Office, Chaibasa to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.30,000/-; Shri Umesh Dubey, Proprietor of M/s Janata Veterinary, Ranchi to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.3,50,000/; Shri Mahendra Kumar Kundan, Proprietor of M/s Manisha Enterprises, Ranchi to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.7,00,000/-;Smt. Aditi Joardar, Proprietor of M/s Surgicare Manufacturing Co., Ranchi to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.3,50,000/-; Shri Vimal Kumar Agarwal, Proprietor of M/s Roop Suppliers, Ranchi to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.25,000/; Shri Brij Kishore Agarwal, Proprietor of M/s B.K.Enterprises, Ranchi to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.1,60,000/-; Shri Ram Avtar Sharma, Proprietor of M/s Tirupati Agency, Patna to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.4,00,000/-; Shri Rajendra Kumar Harit, Proprietor of M/s Aparajita Enterprises, Ranchi to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.80,000/-; Shri Sanjeev Kumar Vasudeo, Proprietor of M/s T.T.Pharmaceuticals, Patna to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.45,000/; Shri Kishore Kumar Jha, Proprietor of M/s Bharti Enterprises, Patna to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.5,00,000/; Shri Basant Kumar Sinha, Director of M/s Inter Pharmaceuticals (India) Pvt. Ltd., Patna to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.6,00,000/-; Shri Apornita Kundu partner of M/s Sarweshwari Drug Agency, Ranchi to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.1,70,000/-; Smt. Madhu Pathak, Partner of M/s Sarweswari Drug Agency, Ranchi to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.1,80,000/-& Shri Anil Kumar, Proprietor of M/s Anil Enterprises, Ranchi to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with a fine of Rs.2,15,000/-

CBI had registered a case on orders dated 19.03.1996 of Honourable Supreme Court. It was alleged that then District Animal Husbandry Officer, Chiabasa conspired with officials of the Animal Husbandry Department, Chiabasa, District Treasury, Chiabasa and the private suppliers. In pursuance to the said criminal conspiracy, an amount of Rs. 37,70,39,743/- (approx) was illegally withdrawn from the District Treasury, Chiabasa during the year 1994-95.

After investigation, a supplementary charge sheet was filed against the accused persons. The Trial Court found the accused guilty and convicted them.

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