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Big Blow To Lalu Prasad Yadav, SC Accepts CBI Plea, Restores Charges In Fodder Scam
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May 8 , 2017 , 11:00 IST
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The Supreme Court on Monday announced its verdict and accepted the CBI plea opposing the dropping of charges against former Bihar chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the rs 900 crore fodder scam, according to which the accused will now be charged separately.
The Jharkhand High Court had earlier dropped the charges against Lalu after which CBI had submitted an appeal to the apex court.
In addition, Supreme Court has ordered that the trial court complete the trial within 9 months.
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Currently a part of the three-party coalition government in Bihar headed by Nitish Kumar, Lalu was the chief minister of Bihar during the 1990s when the fodder scam took place. Feed for cattle between 1990 and 1997 was bought using inflated invoices, sometimes with no fodder being bought at all. According to the CBI, the fodder scam as it came to be known was worth nearly Rs 1,000 crores.
In 2013, Lalu was convicted by a Ranchi court and sentenced to 5 years in jail in one of the three cases filed in the fodder scam, however a higher court later dropped some of the charges claiming that Lalu had already been convicted and could not be tried for the same offense again.