Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav, Jagannath Mishra appear before special CBI court

Two former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannth Mishra appeared in a special CBI court in Ranchi over fodder scam cases.

PTI June 22, 2017 13:07:41 IST
Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav, Jagannath Mishra appear before special CBI court

Ranchi: Two former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra appeared in a special CBI court in Ranchi over fodder scam cases.

Fodder scam case Lalu Prasad Yadav Jagannath Mishra appear before special CBI court

Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath mishra

Lalu Prasad appeared for three cases related to money fraud from Deoghar, Dumka, and Doranda (Ranchi) treasuries whereas Mishra appeared in two cases.

The next hearings will take place on 29 and 30 June and 1 July.

This is their third appearance before court this month.

The CBI court had issued summons to Lalu Prasad and Mishra after the Supreme Court in May set aside a Jharkhand High Court ruling and said that the accused in different cases of the fodder scam would have to face cases separately.

Lalu Yadav has been convicted and sentenced to five-year imprisonment in one of the five cases for which he is being tried in the fodder scam.

The Rs 900-crore scam surfaced in the early 1990s when Lalu Prasad was the chief minister of Bihar.

The majority of the cases are related to the southern region of then undivided Bihar, which after the division formed the state of Jharkhand.

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