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Fodder scam: Fate of Lalu, Mishra to be decided today
By: ABP News Bureau/PTI
Updated: 23 Dec 2017 07:38 PM
Ranchi: The fate of former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra and 20 others will be decided today by a special CBI court here in the fodder scam case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of more than Rs 89 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.

Lalu, accompanied by younger son Tejaswi Yadav, arrived here to present himself before the special CBI Judge Shiv Pal Singh.

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  • "Powerful people and powerful classes always managed to divide society into ruling and the ruled classes. And whenever anyone from the lower hierarchy challenged this unjust order, they would be deliberately punished" Lalu added

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  • Jagannath Mishra acquitted

  • Judge Shiv Pal Singh reaches court

  • All accused present in court room

  • Former CM Jagannath Mishra also present in court

  • Lalu Yadav leaves for court

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

  • "I'm from backward class, have chances of getting justice," says Lalu Yadav

  • Judgement to come around 3 pm

  • Lalu Yadav along with Tejaswi Yadav about to reach court

  • "I'm innocent," says Lalu Yadav

  • "I have full faith in judiciary," says Lalu Yadav

  • Lalu Yadav leaving for court

  • "I'm hopeful that judgement will come in our favour," says Tejasvi Yadav

  • Decision likely to come around 11 am

Besides the two ex-chief ministers, former MP R K Rana, three former IAS officers - Phoolchand Singh, Beck Julius and Mahesh Prasad - are also among the 22 accused in the fodder case.

The other accused in the case include former Bihar minister Vidya Sagar Nishad, former Public Accounts Committee chairmen Jagdish Sharma and Dhruv Bhagat.

A chargesheet was filed against 38 persons on October 27, 1997.

Eleven of them died and three turned approvers while two other accused confessed to their crime and were convicted in 2006-07, a CBI official said.

The accused are facing charges under IPC sections 120B, 409, 418, 420, 467, 468, 471, 477 (A), 201 and 511 and under Prevention of Corruption Act section 13 (1) D read with 13 (2).

The order was reserved on December 13. Lalu faces three other fodder cases.