Verdict in fourth fodder scam case today

File photo of RJD chief Lalu Prasad. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Mar 19, 2018, 03.11 AM (IST)

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi will today pronounce the verdict in the fourth fodder scam in which Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is an accused.

Earlier March 15 had been fixed for the verdict. A special CBI court in Ranchi heard the case the same day and reserved the order.

On March 16, accepting Lalu Prasad's plea, Ranchi's CBI Special Court issued summons to then Accountant General PK Mukhopadhyay and two other officers in the case.

The case involves the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from December 1995 to January 1996 from the Dumka treasury.

Lalu, who is accused in a total of six fodder scam cases, has been found guilty in three cases so far.
 
The fodder scam was first unearthed in the 1990's by the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General when it noticed that invoices from the Bihar treasury would always come in late. 

The RJD chief is currently serving a 3.5-year jail term in Ranchi's Birsa Munda jail after being found guilty (in a fodder scam case) on December 23, 2017. 

He was pronounced guilty in the third fodder scam on January 24.
 
An earlier conviction in 2013 for five years had made him ineligible to stand for elections for six years. 


 

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A CBI court in Ranchi will today pronounce the verdict in the fourth fodder scam in which Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is an accused