Lalu Prasad charged in fodder scam

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The ex-chief ministers of Bihar, Lalu Prasad and Jaganath Mishra with a list of another 32 individuals have been charged in the Special Central Bureau Investigation court on Thursday in regards to the fodder scam.

Various other ministers have also been charged in the case on allegations of the multi-million scam that took place during the regime of MP Jagdesh Sharma.

Charges have been imposed by the judge of the court, V K Shrivastava on the case filed in the court for fraudulent withdrawal of more than 46 lakhs from the treasuries of Bhagalpur and Banka during 1994 to 1996 on account of fake bills submitted by the officers of state animal husbandry department. Lalu
Prasad was the chief minister of the state during that time.

CBI prepared the charge sheet for the accused and the hearing of the case has been scheduled for 3rd March, 2012.

Mr. Prasad was also accused of possession of disproportionate wealth statement in 2006 where he had to appear before the court along with his wife, Rabri Devi, who is also the former chief minister of Bihar.

Mr. Prasad has denied the accusations and said, “CBI had not procured gubernatorial nod for prosecution in this case.”

Lalu Prasad is one of the most followed leaders in Bihar who resigned on account of corruption charges against him and was replaced with his wife at that time.

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