Lalu appears in fodder scam case



Patna: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday appeared in the court of Special CBI Court in Patna in connection with a multi-crore rupees fodder scam case.

Prasad, accompanied by his lawyer C R Sinha, went to the civil court from his residence here and appeared before the designated CBI judge, B K Jain.

The CBI court had earlier ordered appearance of all the accused persons for facilitating hearing of their respective discharge petition in the case.

Prasad too had filed a petition seeking to get exonerated of all the charges of conspiracy against him in the case.

His lawyer C R Sinha described it as a routine appearance.

The case relates to fraudulent and forged withdrawals of more than Rs 47 lakh from Bhagalpur treasury in Bihar when Prasad was Chief Minister in 1996.

Former RJD MP’s, R K Rana and Vidya Sagar Nishadh, also appeared in the court in this connection.

PTI