Fodder scam: Special CBI court to deliver verdict in fourth case against Lalu Prasad Yadav today

The special CBI court had on Thursday deferred the judgement in the fodder scam case.

Fodder scam: Special CBI court to deliver verdict in fourth case against Lalu Prasad Yadav today

Ranchi: A special CBI court in Ranchi will deliver the verdict in the fourth case related to multi-million rupees fodder scam involving former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and several others on Saturday.

The court had on Friday postponed the judgement in view of the Lalu Prasad's counsel filing a petition under 319 CrPC asking the then three officials of the Accountant General (in the 1990s) be made a party to the case.

The special CBI court had on Thursday too deferred the judgement in the case.

The court took on record Lalu’s petition seeking to issue summons to the then Accountant General as accused and listed it for the verdict on Friday.

"We filed a petition on Monday asking the Attorney General office officials to be made accused in the case too. Both parties argued in the Court. The order has been reserved and it will be pronounced tomorrow. After that the date of judgement will be fixed," Lalu Yadav's lawyer Prabhat Kumar said.

Former Bihar Chief Minister and several others are accused in the fourth fodder scam-linked case relating to fraudulent withdrawals of Rs 3.13 crore from December 1995 to January 1996 from the Dumka Treasury. 

Besides Lalu, another former CM Jagannath Mishra and 30 others are accused in this case.

Lalu was convicted in the first fodder scam case in 2013 and awarded five years in jail.

He was then convicted in the second case on December 23, 2017, and awarded three-and-half years' imprisonment on January 6. 

The multi-million-rupee fodder scam surfaced in the 1990s when Lalu Yadav was Chief Minister of undivided Bihar.

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