On Monday, a Ranchi court found Lalu Prasad Yadav guilty in another fodder scam. It is a fourth fodder scam involved in the Dumka treasury. Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagganath Mishra and six others were acquitted in the case.
The RJD Supremo was not present in the court. He fell sick in the jail and was admitted to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Saturday. Following this, his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav with RJD leaders and other party supporters reached the hospital to meet him.
A media report said that he was under observation at the Cardiology ward.
The former Chief Minister of undivided Bihar, Lalu Yadav & more than 20 others were accused of fraud. It is stated that he allegedly withdrew Rs 13.3 crore from Dumka treasury between December 1995 and January 1996. He is already serving a jail term of 13 years in three fodder cases and lodged in Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi.
The Special Centre Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday made three former bureaucrats of Bihar accountant general’s office accused in the fodder scam. The court issued summons to, former Senior Director General of Accounts office Pramod Kumar, former Deputy Accountant B.N. Jha and former Bihar Accountant General P K Mukhopadhyay on the request of Prasad, who had sought a trial against them.
The case was scheduled to pronounce the verdict on March 15 but it shifted twice to take place today. 42 Judges from across are participating in the two-day training programme conducting at the judicial academy in Ranchi.