Judgement in the fourth fodder scam for Lalu Prasad tomorrow

PTI8_24_2017_000088B Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

PTI8_24_2017_000088B Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

Ranchi: The Special CBI court will today pronounce judgment in the fourth Fodder scam which involves former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav.

As per reports, Lalu won't be present in the court as he is unwell and is undergoing treatment in a hospital for the last three days.

The fodder scam has cost Lalu Prasad Yadav his political career.

Lalu was admitted to the cardiology wing at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital after he fell ill at Birsa Munda Central Jail.

Sources added that the possible reason for the deferment of the case on Saturday was because of Lalu's deterring health issue.

The court of special judge Shiv Pal Singh had on Friday fixed March 17 as the date for the pronouncement of the order, he said.

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Doctors at Birsa Munda Central Jail, where Lalu is now lodged after being convicted in two fodder scam cases by a special CBI court, referred him to RIMS.

Besides Lalu, another Bihar former chief minister Jagannath Mishra and 30 others are accused in this case.

Lalu has so far been convicted in three fodder scam cases out of a total of six in which he has been facing trial. He is now serving a prison term of 3.5 years following his conviction in the Deoghar treasury case on December 23 last year.

A fifth case in relation with the alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 139 crore from the Doranda treasury in Ranchi is still pending.

Prasad is presently serving a jail term of 3.5 years in a fodder scam case RC64A/96, related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89, 4417 lakh from Deoghar Treasury with the help of 6 fake allotment letters during 1991 to 1994.

The over Rs 900-crore fodder scam cases relate to illegal withdrawal of money from government treasury in different districts in the animal husbandry department in undivided Bihar in 1990s when RJD was in power in the state.

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