HC to hear CBI plea to increase Lalu Yadav jail term

Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday held a partial hearing of the CBI plea seeking to increase Lalu Yadav’s six-year sentence in the Deoghar treasury case. The next hearing will take place in December.

RJD supremo Lalu Yadav and others have been sentenced to three to six years of imprisonment. CBI has reached the High Court to increase this punishment. A partial hearing took place on this filed petition. A division bench headed by Justice Rangan Mukhopadhyay has scheduled the case for hearing in December. The court has said that the hearing will be held in the second week of December. 

A total of six people, including RJD supremo Lalu Yadav, have been sentenced in the illegal withdrawal case from Deoghar treasury. They have been sentenced to three to six years. Of the six accused who have been punished, three have died. These are Phoolchand Singh, RK Rana and others.

Earlier, the court had ordered to remove the names of two convicted persons Phoolchand Singh and RK Rana from the case. In which an intervention petition was filed and the court was told that Phoolchand Singh and RK Rana had died.

At present, considering the punishment given in the case of illegal withdrawal from Deoghar treasury as less, CBI has requested the court to give maximum punishment. The currently alive accused in this case are RJD supremo, Lalu Prasad Yadav, bureaucrat Beck Julius and Subir Bhattacharya. CBI has filed a petition demanding maximum punishment. It has been said in the petition that Lalu Prasad Yadav has been sentenced to three and a half years in this case and he should get a maximum sentence of 7 years.

CBI has filed a petition in the High Court demanding an increase in the punishment given in the Deoghar treasury. CBI has said that in 2018, in the case of illegal withdrawal from the Deoghar treasury, Lalu Prasad was sentenced to three and a half years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5 lakh, while in the same case, former MP Jagdish Sharma was given seven years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs 20 lakh. A fine has been imposed.

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