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Ex-Jharkhand Chief Secy Sajal Chakraborty held guilty in fodder scam case; sent to judicial custody

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.

By: Express News Service | Ranchi | Updated: November 15, 2017 2:52 am

Former Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty was on Tuesday held guilty by a special CBI court in Ranchi in connection with one of the many fodder scam cases. The court has set November 21, as the next date of hearing for the quantum of punishment and delivering of judgment.

Chakraborty, who was on bail and present in court, was taken into custody and sent to jail. He 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. However, Chakraborty had got an order from the Jharkhand High Court, which had granted him relief on the ground that a person convicted in one case could not be convicted in the other, if the evidence involved was the same. Chakraborty was already convicted in another case related to the fodder scam.

But, in May this year, the Supreme Court set aside the order, following which Chakraborty had to face trial again before the special CBI court. The court, after due process, held him guilty today, said CBI counsel B M P Singh.

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    Indian
    Nov 14, 2017 at 7:27 pm
    GOOD ................. CORRUPTION will come down the day all GOVT OFFICIALS from IAS, IPS to Clerk and Peon are held accountable along with POLITICIANS for LOOT and promptly send to JAIL- within 3-4 years- as POLITICIANS are incapable of LOOTING without ACTIVE CONNIVANCE and SUPPORT of Govt Officials. ................... Mr LALOO also must go back to JAIL.
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      Dev Verma
      Nov 14, 2017 at 7:21 pm
      Hope justice prevails and biggest scamist of whole universe Lalu will be behind bar for good and sonia rahul deo follows next...choron ko na nahin...
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        Abdul
        Nov 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm
        ......... And Modi and Amit Shah follows immediately !!!! Jai Shah and BJP/RSS election funds commissions from Ambanis/Adanis/Ramdevs for allowing them to do the corruption. What congress leaders may have done 60 years is done in less than 10 years of BJP rule. Last 3-4 years saw the maximum loot using these corporate.
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          Dev Verma
          Nov 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm
          We don't need proof your name is enough to spoil the broth !! buy some burnol in the name of Modi/Amit...BJP/RSS
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            Jai hind
            Nov 14, 2017 at 11:04 pm
            This is Wot this the only way these dirty pests of RSS like u to respond to something countering Ur claim ...abuse orhumiliate looking at the religion of person who counters ... get lost Ullu Da patta bakth
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          Giri Gowda
          Nov 14, 2017 at 6:44 pm
          Great... Court set a milestone as far as this judgment is concerned
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