Fodder scam case: CBI court issues notice to Tejashwi Yadav

RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh at Patna Airport on way to Ranchi to meet Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh at Patna Airport on way to Ranchi to meet Lalu Prasad Yadav

Even after being convicted in the fodder scam, he failed to learn any lesson and instead went on to amass properties illegally to the tune of about Rs. 1000 crore.

The CBI court had on December 23 convicted Lalu Prasad and 15 others in the case relating to the multi-million-rupee scam. However, the court made a decision to defer the pronouncement of verdict, citing the death of advocate Vindeshwari Prasad, one of the many counsels who are appearing in the Fodder scam trial.

However, Lalu Prasad Yadav will challenge the verdict in High Court.

Reacting to his conviction, the RJD chief had said that Lalu was not alone in the "dharma yudh" and that entire Bihar stood with him.

Mr. Singh had said: "Jagannath Mishra ko bail aur Lalu Prasad to jail...yeh kaisa hai khel?"

The CBI had accused the convicts of having a hand in the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994 in the name of buying fodder. The court has convicted Lalu along with 15 others on 23rd December.

"We have full faith in the judiciary and the almighty.let's see what happens today", Rabri Devi, party leader and wife of Prasad told media persons, while Mr. Tejaswi Yadav said "whatever the court decides, we will abide by it, respect it.Laluji lives in every party workers and leaders' heart".

Kumar filed petition in three different courts requesting them to take his client in judicial custody in RC 68A/96, RC38A/96 and RC47A/96. The scandal led in the era of Lalu Yadav's government. "Lalu is 70-years-old and suffering from many diseases".

Lalu's two sons, Tejashwi and Tej Pratap, are likely to run the party from now on. Lalu was chief minister of Bihar during the period.

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