Lalu Yadav, others appear in CBI Court

Last Updated: Monday, September 6, 2010 - 19:53

Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad, former Bihar
Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra today appeared in the court of
designated CBI judge Vimal Kumar Jain following summons in
connection with a multi-crore rupees fodder scam case.

Accompanied by his counsel, Chitranjan Sinha, Prasad
reached the court this morning and listed his personal
appearance.

Jain had on August 18 asked Prasad and others to
ensure their personal appearance in connection with the case
related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 46 lakh from Banka and
Bhagalpur treauries between 1990 and 1997 when Lalu was Chief
Minister.

Among others who also appeared in the court are: JD(U)
MP Jagdish Sharma, also former Chairman of the Public Accounts
Committee of Bihar Assembly, former RJD MP R K Rana, former
state Minister Vidya Sagar Nishad, besides some retired IAS
officials allegedly involved in the case.

The court had ordered their personal appearance for
hearing the petitions filed by them seeking to be exonerated
from the charges levelled against them in the chargesheet,
which has already been submitted by the Central Bureau of
Investigation.

Jain would now resume hearing on their petitions.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 6, 2010 - 19:53

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