Fodder Scam: Former CS Convicted, sent to judicial custody
In connection with fodder scam cases ex-Jharkhand Chief Secy Sajal Chakraborty convicted by a special CBI court in Ranchi on Tuesday. Chakraborty, who was on bail and present in court, was taken into custody and sent to jail. The court has set November 21, as the next date of hearing for the quantum of punishment and delivering of judgment.
Chakraborty had been appointed as Chief Secretary in October 2014 and was removed in January 2015. The case in which Chakraborty was held guilty pertained to an alleged illegal withdrawal of Rs 37 crores from the treasury of West Singbhum (Chaibasa) district.
Chakraborty was accused by the prosecution for not taking requisite action after the fraudulent withdrawals from the treasury came to light. Posted as Deputy Commissioner, Chakraborty was overall in-charge of the treasury.
Already 45 people have been convicted in the case, including former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, in 2013.