Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad appears before CBI court in Ranchi, records statement

Ranchi: Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad appeared on Friday in a special CBI court in Ranchi in connection with the multi-million fodder scam case.

File image of Lalu Prasad Yadav. PTI

File image of Lalu Prasad Yadav. PTI

The RJD leader has appeared in three fodder scam cases. The witness, however, did not appear in any case.

Lalu Prasad, who appeared in the court on Thursday as well, has been asked to appear again on 25 August. He, however, requested for a date after 27 August as his rally is scheduled in Patna.

The former chief minister is facing trial in three fodder scam cases related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 49 crore from Doranda (Ranchi), Rs 33.60 crore from Chaibasa and Rs 95 lakh from Deoghar treasuries.

He is appearing regularly in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) courts in different fodder scam cases.

Lalu Prasad had already been convicted in a fodder scam case and he was awarded five years' sentence in October 2013. He is currently on bail.

He is accused in four cases of multi million Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) scam which is popularly known as the fodder scam. The Supreme Court had set aside the Jharkhand High Court and asked to face trail in all cases separately.

Updated Date: Aug 19, 2017 14:44 PM

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