Former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra, convict in fodder scam case, referred to AIIMS

Ranchi:  Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra, who has been sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment by a CBI court in a fodder scam case, was today referred to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by a medical board in Ranchi.

"The medical board of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIIMS) has referred him to AIIMS or any other authorised medical institution as may be decided by the government," Director of RIIMS Tulsi Mahato said.

Mr Mishra was admitted to RIIMS hours after his conviction in the RC20A/96 fodder case on September 30.

He was sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment and had been fined Rs two lakh by the special CBI court of Pravas Kumar Singh on October 3.

Besides Mishra, former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and sitting JD(U) MP Jagdish Sharma were among 45 others who were convicted and sentenced for fraudulently withdrawing Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa Treasury.

Story First Published: October 07, 2013 21:25 IST

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