In yet another jolt to former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav, a special court on Wednesday convicted him along with another former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra and former Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajjal Chkravarty in another fodder scam case.
The special CBI court Judge SS Prasad pronounced the judgment related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury in 1992-1993.
This is third case in the fodder scam in which Yadav has been convicted. For Jagnnath Mishra and Sajjal Chkravarty this is the second fodder scam case in which they have been convicted.
There were total 76 accused in the case and 15 died during trial while five turned CBI approver, reported IANS. Yadav faces two fodder scam cases with one being in Ranchi and another in Patna. The decision to hand over the fodder scam case to CBI court was taken at the High Court’s order.
Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav told reporters that they will move the High Court against the verdict.
The former Bihar Chief minister had gone to the court straight from a hospital, where he was admitted after falling inside the prison. The RJD chief’s son has taken control of the party in the absence of his father.
Tejashwi, however, passed his first test successfully as he led the party to an emphatic win in Araria and Jehanabad bypolls, held recently. He’s also become very vocal with seldom missing any chances to corner both the JDU and the BJP in Bihar.