CBI court convicts RJD chief Lalu Yadav in fodder scam case, clears Jagannath Mishra

23 December 2017, 04:56 PM

A special CBI court on Saturday convicted former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and 15 others in a fodder scam case while acquitting six including another former chief minister Jagannath Mishra.

CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the verdict in a packed courtroom in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.

Lalu Prasad, the chief of RJD, and other convicts were taken into custody immediately after the pronouncement of the verdict.

A charge sheet was filed against 38 persons on October 27, 1997. Eleven of them died and three turned approvers while two other accused confessed and were convicted in 2006-07, a CBI official said.

Earlier in the day, the RJD chief had appealed to his supporters in Bihar to maintain peace and order irrespective of the verdict.

A charge sheet was filed against 38 persons on October 27, 1997. Eleven of them died and three turned approvers while two other accused confessed and were convicted in 2006-07, a CBI official said.

The RJD chief also appealed to his supporters in Bihar to maintain peace and order irrespective of the verdict.

Here are the Live updates:

# After the verdict, Lalu Prasad Yadav tweeted on his verified account.

Truth can be made to appear as a lie, as ambiguous or a half lie by concerted onslaught of bias driven propaganda. But blurred layer of bias and hatred will still be removed, come what may! In end Truth will win.

Ranchi: Visual from Birsa Munda Central Jail where Lalu Prasad Yadav will be lodged; he has been convicted in case today

Police has taken Lalu Prasad Yadav into custody.

Kind of evidences we have, we'll get redressal at a higher court. Politically I know this regime, they have this typical Standard Operating Procedure-Try to make a deal with your opposition, if you fail...scare them. Want to tell them-Your end has begun: Manoj Jha,RJD

I believe in judiciary but in this case, CBI was arranging prosecution. Legally admissible evidence provided by us were set aside: Manoj Jha, RJD after Lalu Prasad Yadav's conviction in Fodder Scam

Ranchi's Special CBI Court to pronounce quantum of sentence on January 3rd, 2018 for the 15 guilty including Lalu Prasad Yadav

Total 15 people have been found guilty including Lalu Prasad Yadav in #FodderScamVerdict; 7 innocent including Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra.

Ranchi's Special CBI Court pronounces verdict, Lalu Prasad Yadav found guilty in

Fodder scam verdict: CBI court acquits Lalu Yadav, Jagannath Mishra

# Security outside CBI Special Court in Ranchi ahead of verdict 

# The special CBI court to pronounce judgement shortly

Visuals from outside CBI Special Court in Ranchi, ahead of verdict

# Lalu Prasad Yadav reaches special CBI court in Ranchi ahead of verdict in Fodder Scam , son Tejashwi Yadav also accompanying

# The judgement will come at 3 pm: Lalu Prasad Yadav's lawyer Prabhat Kumar

I have faith that I will get justice. Whatever be the judgment, appeal to people of Bihar to maintain law and order : Lalu Prasad Yadav in Ranchi 

# We trust the judiciary & hope the verdict will be in our favor. Just like BJP propaganda was busted in #2GScam & #AdarshScam, similar will happen now: Tejashwi Yadav

First Published: Saturday, December 23, 2017 10:50 AM
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