The Jharkhand High Court on Friday reserved its verdict on former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad's petition pleading to quash a fodder scam case on the ground that he had been already convicted in a related case earlier.
In a big setback for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, a special CBI court on Tuesday rejected a petition moved by him challenging his trial in other cases related to the infamous fodder scam.
BB Misra, a senior IPS officer who had earlier handled some of the most high-profile CBI cases like the fodder scam and Nandigram firing in West Bengal, was today appointed as the chief investigator of the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal by the Supreme Court.
Samrat Choudhary, an RJD legislator who tried to defect, Friday challenged RJD chief Lalu Prasad, saying he cannot be the party president as per the constitution of the party as he was convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam.
In a surprise move, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has advocated the dropping of charges against Lalu Prasad Yadav in the three pending cases which are offshoots of the infamous fodder scam in which the RJD leader has been convicted in one of the cases.
In an attempt to woo Congress party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said it will be wrong to blame Rahul Gandhi for the jail term awarded to him in the fodder scam.