Lalu Yadav Convicted In Fodder Scam Case; Mishra, Five Others Acquitted

Lalu Yadav Convicted In Fodder Scam Case; Mishra, Five Others AcquittedRJD chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav (Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court today (23 December) convicted former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and 15 others in a fodder scam case while acquitting six others, including another former Bihar 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 chargesheet was filed against 38 persons on 27 October 1997. Eleven of them died and three turned approvers while two other accused confessed and were convicted in 2006-07, a CBI official said.

(PTI)