Court to pronounce verdict in fodder scam at 3 pm

ANI | Updated: Dec 23, 2017 12:12 IST

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], Dec 23 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (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.

"The judgment will come at 3:00 pm," Yadav's advocate Prabhat Kumar told ANI.

The accused Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo reached Ranchi along with his son Tejashwi Yadav to hear the verdict.

The fodder scam case relates to the alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 95 lakh from the Deoghar treasury.

Overall, more than Rs 900 crore were reportedly siphoned off from the Chaibasa treasury during the last two decades.

Altogether, there were 34 accused in the case, out of which 11 died during the course of the trial and one turned CBI approver and admitted the crime.

Former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra has already been convicted and sentenced to five years of imprisonment in one of the five fodder scam cases.

Yadav is hopeful of getting a clean chit like other accused in the 2G and Adarsh scams, and has alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments since the time of Atal Bihari Vajpayee have been harassing him and his family by misusing the CBI for the past 25 years. (ANI)

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