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Fodder scam: Supreme Court to hear Lalu Yadav's bail plea today

Friday, 13 December 2013 - 11:19am IST | Agency: ANI
Lalu, moved the apex court challenging the order of the Jharkhand High Court which had dismissed his bail plea.

The Supreme Court will today hear the bail plea of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection with the fodder scam case.

December 13 was fixed as the date for hearing the bail plea of former Bihar CM by a two-judge bench of the apex court.

Lalu, moved the apex court challenging the order of the Jharkhand High Court which had dismissed his bail plea.

Lalu, another former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and 43 others were on September 30, convicted by a special CBI court in the fodder scam case involving fraudulent withdrawal of 37.7 crore rupees from Chaibasa Treasury during the RJD regime.

He has been disqualified from the Lok Sabha after being convicted in the case and banned from contesting elections for six years.

The fodder scam also known as ''Chara Ghotala'' involved the siphoning of funds from the Bihar Government treasury. The alleged theft spanned over several years, and many Bihar state government administrative and elected officials across multiple administrations were allegedly engaged in it.

The fodder scam was unearthed in Bihar in 1996 when Lalu was chief minister.


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