Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday appeared before a special CBI court in Ranchi to record his statement in connection with a fodder scam case.
Lalu Prasad was brought to the CBI court from paying ward of Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Ranchi. He was produced before special CBI court of S.K. Shashi.
His statement will be recorded in a fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 139 crore from the Doranda treasury of Ranchi.
Party MLA and close aide Bhola Yadav helped Lalu Prasad on his way to the court. Prasad, said sources, has to record his statement in response to three dozen questions.
The fodder scam is on the fraudulent withdrawal of public funds meant for cattle fodder from different government treasuries in undivided Bihar during the 1990s to the tune of Rs. 950 crores. Probing the scam, the CBI had registered as many as 53 separate cases in it.
Lalu Prasad has been convicted in four fodder scam cases. He has been awarded jail up to 14 years.
Lalu Prasad is accused in six cases in the fodder scam. Of the five cases in Jharkhand, he has been convicted in four. The trial in the fifth case is underway in the CBI court of Ranchi.
There are a total of 111 accused in the Doranda treasury case and statements of 107 have been recorded so far.
— India Legal Bureau