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Top Indian politician jailed over corruption scam

Lalu Prasad Yadav

By: Sarwar Alam

Key Indian opposition leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was jailed on Saturday (7) for three and a half years over his role in a multi-million dollar corruption case. Yadav, 69, is a former railways minister and ex-chief minister of the impoverished eastern state of Bihar where he enjoys huge popular support for championing lower castes. Last month the anti-corruption court found Yadav guilty of fraudulently withdrawing nearly $140,000 from the state treasury in a larger fraud dubbed the “fodder scam”, which was worth about 10 billion rupees ($157 million). Some 60 criminal cases were filed against dozens of politicians and public…

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