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11 High-Profile Politicians Who Have Been To Jail

India | | October 28, 2018, 9:38 am
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 Lalu Prasad Yadav: Ranchi's special CBI court found former chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav guilty in a fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal from Chaibasa Treasury in early 90s. RJD chief Lalu was sentenced to five years in jail and a fine of Rs 5 lakh was also imposed. Lalu along with 50 others were accused of using fake bills and vouchers of procuring livestock feed for withdrawing Rs 37 crore from the Treasury. Apparently this was the third fodder scam case in which Lalu Yadav has been convicted. (Image: Reuters)

Lalu Prasad Yadav: Ranchi's special CBI court found former chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav guilty in a fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal from Chaibasa Treasury in early 90s. RJD chief Lalu was sentenced to five years in jail and a fine of Rs 5 lakh was also imposed. Lalu along with 50 others were accused of using fake bills and vouchers of procuring livestock feed for withdrawing Rs 37 crore from the Treasury. Apparently this was the third fodder scam case in which Lalu Yadav has been convicted. (Image: Reuters)

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 Suresh Kalmadi: After his arrest by the CBI on April 25, 2011 in the Commonwealth Games scam, Suresh Kalmadi found himself amongst some of the most high-profile faces in the country's largest jail. Kalmadi was arrested on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in the award of Games related contracts. He walked out of Tihar in early 2012 after spending nine months in the Delhi prison. (Image: Reuters)

Suresh Kalmadi: After his arrest by the CBI on April 25, 2011 in the Commonwealth Games scam, Suresh Kalmadi found himself amongst some of the most high-profile faces in the country's largest jail. Kalmadi was arrested on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in the award of Games related contracts. He walked out of Tihar in early 2012 after spending nine months in the Delhi prison. (Image: Reuters)

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 Kanimozhi: DMK leader and M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi was arrested on May 20, 2011 after the special CBI court in New Delhi ordered her arrest along with Kalaignar TV CEO Sharad Kumar after rejecting their bail pleas. Kanimozhi was sent to Tihar Jail. She later appealed for bail citing that she is a woman and mother of a young boy as reasons. But it got rejected considering the reasons that she belongs to upper echelons of society and enormity of the crime committed which is likely to affect the economy of the country. On November 28, 2011, Kanimozhi was granted bail by the Delhi high court. (Image: Reuters)

Kanimozhi: DMK leader and M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi was arrested on May 20, 2011 after the special CBI court in New Delhi ordered her arrest along with Kalaignar TV CEO Sharad Kumar after rejecting their bail pleas. Kanimozhi was sent to Tihar Jail. She later appealed for bail citing that she is a woman and mother of a young boy as reasons. But it got rejected considering the reasons that she belongs to upper echelons of society and enormity of the crime committed which is likely to affect the economy of the country. On November 28, 2011, Kanimozhi was granted bail by the Delhi high court. (Image: Reuters)

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 BS Yeddyurappa: In a major embarrassment to the BJP, the party's first Chief Minister in South India was jailed after a court rejected his bail plea and ordered his arrest. Yeddyurappa was arrested on October 15, 2011 after a special Lokayukta court charged him in alleged irregularities in denotifying government land. He was shifted to a hospital on October 16 citing chest pains. He returned to jail on October 17 only to get admitted in another hospital the very same evening. He was released after spending 25 days in jail on Nov 8, 2011. (Image: Reuters)

BS Yeddyurappa: In a major embarrassment to the BJP, the party's first Chief Minister in South India was jailed after a court rejected his bail plea and ordered his arrest. Yeddyurappa was arrested on October 15, 2011 after a special Lokayukta court charged him in alleged irregularities in denotifying government land. He was shifted to a hospital on October 16 citing chest pains. He returned to jail on October 17 only to get admitted in another hospital the very same evening. He was released after spending 25 days in jail on Nov 8, 2011. (Image: Reuters)

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 Bangaru Laxman: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman was convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act in the 2001 Tehelka sting case relating to an alleged arms deal and sentenced to four years in jail. (Image: Reuters)

Bangaru Laxman: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman was convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act in the 2001 Tehelka sting case relating to an alleged arms deal and sentenced to four years in jail. (Image: Reuters)

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 Mahipal Maderna: The sacked Rajasthan water resources minister was arrested by the CBI on December 3, 2011 for the disappearance of nurse Bhanwari Devi, who allegedly featured in a CD showing Maderna in a compromising position. After the state government ordered a CBI probe into the case, CBI arrested Mahipal Maderna and Congress MLA Malkhan Singh in December last year for their alleged involvement in the case. Maderna and Singh were shifted outside the Jodhpur jail following government orders.

Mahipal Maderna: The sacked Rajasthan water resources minister was arrested by the CBI on December 3, 2011 for the disappearance of nurse Bhanwari Devi, who allegedly featured in a CD showing Maderna in a compromising position. After the state government ordered a CBI probe into the case, CBI arrested Mahipal Maderna and Congress MLA Malkhan Singh in December last year for their alleged involvement in the case. Maderna and Singh were shifted outside the Jodhpur jail following government orders.

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 Amar Singh: The Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader was sent to 13-day judicial custody on September 6, 2011 in the cash-for-votes scam. Amar Singh and two other accused - Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahavir Singh Bhagora - have been arrested and sent to judicial custody till September 19. The Tees Hazari Court has given Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh partial relief by granting him interim bail till September 19. (Image: PTI)

Amar Singh: The Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader was sent to 13-day judicial custody on September 6, 2011 in the cash-for-votes scam. Amar Singh and two other accused - Faggan Singh Kulaste and Mahavir Singh Bhagora - have been arrested and sent to judicial custody till September 19. The Tees Hazari Court has given Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh partial relief by granting him interim bail till September 19. (Image: PTI)

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 R Balakrishna Pillai: Seven-time MLA and veteran Kerala Congress (Pillai) leader was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a case of corruption in February 2011. The Kerala Congress (B) leader and former minister was freed on November 1, 2011 under the remission granted by the state government on the occasion of state-formation day. Kerala Congress (B) is a partner in the ruling Congress-led UDF.

R Balakrishna Pillai: Seven-time MLA and veteran Kerala Congress (Pillai) leader was sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a case of corruption in February 2011. The Kerala Congress (B) leader and former minister was freed on November 1, 2011 under the remission granted by the state government on the occasion of state-formation day. Kerala Congress (B) is a partner in the ruling Congress-led UDF.

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 Sushanta Ghosh: Ghosh was arrested by the CID in the skeleton recovery case and was in custody in 2011 for his alleged complicity in the murder of Ajay Acharya, whose son filed an FIR following discovery of his skeleton from a pit. 7 skeletons were dug out from a pit in a field near Ghosh's ancestral house at Benachapra in West Midnapore district. (Image: Reuters)

Sushanta Ghosh: Ghosh was arrested by the CID in the skeleton recovery case and was in custody in 2011 for his alleged complicity in the murder of Ajay Acharya, whose son filed an FIR following discovery of his skeleton from a pit. 7 skeletons were dug out from a pit in a field near Ghosh's ancestral house at Benachapra in West Midnapore district. (Image: Reuters)

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 Bibi Jagir Kaur: The former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief was convicted and sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment for the abduction, forced abortion and mysterious death of her teenaged daughter Harpreet Kaur. She was, however, acquitted of murder charge against her. Kaur was first sent to Patiala jail but she sought to be transferred to Kapurthala jail as her native village Begowal was nearby. The request was granted. (Image: PTI)

Bibi Jagir Kaur: The former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief was convicted and sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment for the abduction, forced abortion and mysterious death of her teenaged daughter Harpreet Kaur. She was, however, acquitted of murder charge against her. Kaur was first sent to Patiala jail but she sought to be transferred to Kapurthala jail as her native village Begowal was nearby. The request was granted. (Image: PTI)

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 Sukh Ram: The former Telecom Minister during PV Narasimha Rao's government and Lok Sabha MP from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh was charged with corruption when the CBI in 1996 seized Rs. 3.6 crores in cash concealed in bags and suitcases from his official residence.He was convicted and sentenced to three-year rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court in 2002. The Supreme Court upheld the verdict on November 18, 2011 and Sukh Ram was sentenced to five years in jail. (Image: PTI)

Sukh Ram: The former Telecom Minister during PV Narasimha Rao's government and Lok Sabha MP from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh was charged with corruption when the CBI in 1996 seized Rs. 3.6 crores in cash concealed in bags and suitcases from his official residence.He was convicted and sentenced to three-year rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court in 2002. The Supreme Court upheld the verdict on November 18, 2011 and Sukh Ram was sentenced to five years in jail. (Image: PTI)

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