RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday appeared before special CBI court in connection with a multi- crore fodder scam case.
Last week, RJD president Lalu Prasad had appeared along with former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and some other accused in the court of CBI judge Dev Raj Tripathi.
Their appearance was in connection with fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 40 lakh from the Bhagalpur treasury in 1996. The court had summoned the accused for personal appearance.
A total of 45 persons were named as accused in the case. While some of them had died during trial, at present the trial is going on against 27 persons.
Jharkhand: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav appears before special CBI court Ranchi in connection with fodder scam case. pic.twitter.com/sWTq9LISI3— ANI (@ANI_news) June 16, 2017
There are a total of 267 witnesses in this particular case of fodder scam in the Animal Husbandry department during RJD rule in Bihar and of this 34 have already recorded there statements.
Last month, the Supreme Court had ruled that Lalu Prasad will have to stand trial in all the four fodder scam cases setting aside a Jharkhand High Court order that had dropped conspiracy charges against the former Bihar chief minister.