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Fodder scam: High Court summons CBI court’s record

Ranchi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 October 2013, 07:11 PM

Jharkhand High Court on Friday directed CBI court to bring all its records pertaining the verdict over RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam.

The direction was issued by the single bench of Justice R R Prasad.

The former RJD chief on Thursday  moved the High Court against his conviction. Lalu was given five-year prison sentence and Rs 25 lakh fine imposed by the special CBI court of Pravas Kumar Singh.

In his petition, he also sought bail and stay on his sentence and Rs 25 lakh fine slapped by the court.

"The honourable high court has also asked to serve notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation," Prabhat Kumar, one of Prasad's counsels, said.

The lower court had on September 30 found Lalu and 44 others guilty in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury during the RJD regime in the 1990s and pronounced varying prison sentences against them on October 3.

(with PTI inputs)

First Published: Friday, October 18, 2013 07:06 PM
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