Court to pronounce verdict in fodder scam at 3 pm

Cheryl Sanders
December 23, 2017

The RJD chief also said he has full faith in the judiciary. Fellow Bihari and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha tweeted in Lalu's favour, saying he hoped for "most-deserving justice".

However, Lalu put up a courageous front and said both Nitish and the BJP have been trying hard to send him to jail. He was granted bail by the Supreme Court in December, 2013.

Special CBI court in Ranchi will today pronounce its verdict at 3:00 pm in a fodder scam case involving former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav.0. Other, 34 personas have also been accused of corruption in the case, including Jagannath Mishra, who was also the former Chief Minister of Bihar. Yadav, his family and party leaders workers wait for the judicial outcome with bated breaths.Accompanied by his younger son and Leader of the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, Tejaswi Yadav, the RJD chief reached Ranchi on Friday evening.

Citing the example of how the complete 2G scam case took a U-turn on Thursday when the special CBI court acquitted all the 18 accused, including then Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi, for lack of evidence of their involvement in the scam, Lalu said, similarly, in the fodder scam there was no case per se and he hopes be a free man soon. "Just like BJP's propaganda was busted in the 2G scam and Adarsh scam, a similar verdict will happen now", he said.

"We trust and respect the judiciary". Yadav, one of the prime accused in the case, had allegedly ordered withdrawal Rs 85 lakh from Deogarh district treasury during 1994-96.

-The veteran Bihar politician has already been convicted in another fodder scam case that cost him his Lok Sabha seat and disqualified him from contesting elections.

In fodder scam investigation, a charge-sheet was filed against 38 persons on October 27, 1997.

In this case, judgment for which will be pronounced on Saturday, 11 accused have died during the trial, while two became approvers (CBI witnesses) and two pleaded guilty.

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