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Judge, who sentenced Lalu to jail, awaiting justice in land case

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 January 2018, 12:27 IST
Fodder Scam

Ranchi special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court judge Shiv Pal Singh, who pronounced the verdict in a fodder scam case against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad, is himself waiting for justice in a land case.

Singh, who hails from Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district, is nowadays meeting various officials there to get his ancestral land in Sheikhpur Khurd village freed. The judge is said to have made frantic efforts in order to resolve the issue. To this end, Jheloun Tehsildar Jitendra Pal said Singh had come to him and after hearing his grievances, a team was sent to review the land.

He further said that, following the first meeting, he never met the judge. Surendra Pal Singh, brother of the judge, said that former Pradhan constructed a crossroad on Shiv Pal's land without any authority.

Shiv Pal Singh had awarded Lalu Prasad Yadav a jail term of three-and-a-half years in the fodder scam case, along with a fine of Rs 5 lakh. The special CBI judge had also, during the hearing on Tuesday, observed he got phone calls from Lalu Yadav's men, in connection with his conviction.


First published: 8 January 2018, 12:23 IST