‘Open jail and cow farming will be best for you’: Judge tells fodder scam convicts

‘Open jail and cow farming will be best for you’: Judge tells fodder scam convicts

PATNA: The CBI judge who handed out punishment to the fodder scam convicts also advised them to go for cattle farming since they have the “experience” in that particular field, local media reported today.

Reports said the judge made these observations just before delivering his judgement in a fodder scam today. The court pronounced its judgment through video-conferencing.

“Judge said ‘an open jail is best for these people(convicts), as they also have experience of cow farming,’ news agency ANI tweeted today.

Earlier this week, the judge had suggested RJD chief Lalu Prasad to play ‘tabla’ after he complained he was experiencing cold in the jail.

Prasad along with other convicts are currently lodged in Ranchi-based Birsa Munda central jail.

Prasad was awarded 3.5 years in jail and a fine of Rs 5 lakh while convicts Phool Chand, Mahesh Prasad, Bake Julious, Sunil Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sudhir Kumar and Raja Ram were sentenced to 3.5 years in jail and Rs 5 lakh fine each.

Another convict and former JD-U MP Jagdish Sharma was awarded seven year-jail and fine of Rs10 lakh, court sources said.

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