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Fodder scam: Verdict in third case involving Lalu today

This will be the third case in which Lalu Yadav and Jagannath Mishra are accused.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2018 08:33 IST
Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad on court premises in Ranchi last week.
Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad on court premises in Ranchi last week. (HT File Photo)

A special CBI court in Patna will pronounce on Wednesday judgment in a fodder scam case in which two former chief ministers of Bihar — Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra — are accused.

Special court judge SS Prasad will deliver the judgment in the case, which is related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from Chaibasa treasury in 1992-1993.

The allegation is that Rs 33.67 crore was withdrawn on fake allotment letters. The actual sanction of amount was Rs 7.10 lakh.

In all there are 56 accused, including former chief secretary of Jharkhand Sajal Chakraborty. Sajjal was the deputy commissioner of West Singhbhum district when the alleged fraudulent withdrawal had taken place.

This will be the third case in which Lalu and Jagannath Mishra are accused.

Currently, Lalu is in Birsa Munda Central Jail of Ranchi, as he was awarded a three-and-a-half year sentence on January 6 this year in a fodder scam relating to fraudulent withdrawal from Deoghar treasury.

Lalu was first convicted in a fodder scam case in 2013 and was awarded five years’ imprisonment.