Lalu Prasad Yadav Appears Before CBI Court At Patna In Fodder Scam Case
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday appeared before a Special CBI court in Patna in connection with a case relating to the fodder scam.
Special CBI Judge Prajesh Kumar, who had last week ordered the former Bihar Chief Minister to appear in person, fixed November 30 as the next date of hearing.
On the next date, the Court will examine the witnesses who number about 200. On that date, Lalu has not been asked to appear.
Lalu Prasad was summoned to Court in connection with alleged fraudulent withdrawal of about Rs. 1 crore from the treasury in Banka district.
He has been convicted in similar cases pertaining to a number of other districts of Jharkhand, which were part of undivided Bihar when he was in power in the 1990s.
Currently out on bail, the RJD supremo is staying in Delhi with his eldest daughter Misa, where he has been under strict medical supervision.
In the year 2013, the CBI court had convicted Lalu, Jagannath Mishra and 45 others in one of the six cases related to the fodder scam. In 2017, the CBI Court convicted Lalu and 15 others in another fodder scam case and in 2018 he was convicted in a third case.
With PTI inputs