Lalu Prasad to record statement in fodder scam case

PTI
Published Jul 14, 2014, 5:32 pm IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 7:22 pm IST
Lalu Prasad earlier pleaded not to be tried for the same offense in another fodder scam
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav will record his statement in fodder scam case. Photo: PTI
 RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav will record his statement in fodder scam case. Photo: PTI

Ranchi: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad will record his statement in a fodder scam case and appear in two other Animal Husbandry Department scam cases in separate CBI courts in Ranchi.

His statement will be recorded in the court of AK Rai under CrPC 313 (power to examine the accused) in connection with RC 64A/96 pertaining to illegal withdrawal of Rs. 96 lakh from Deogarh Treasury in the 1990s, according to one of his advocates Prabhat Kumar.

 

Kumar said Lalu Prasad will also appear in the same court in connection with RC 38A/96 pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 3.97 crore from Dumka treasury in the 1990s.

He will then appear in the court of Balmukund Rai in another fodder scam case RC 47A/96 pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 184 crore from Doranda Treasury allegedly during his chief ministerial tenure.

Read: CBI court rejects Lalu Prasad Yadav's plea to quash fodder scam trial

The court of AK Rai had on July 1 dismissed Mr Prasad's petition pleading not to be tried for the same offense in another fodder scam after being convicted in the RC 20/96 case in September last year.

 

In December last year, Mr Prasad had filed the petition under section 300 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and sub-section (1) of section 220 that states person once convicted or acquitted will not be tried for the same offense.

On September 30 last year, Lalu Prasad was convicted and on October 3 he was sentenced to five years imprisonment in RC 20A/96 fodder case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 37.7 crore from Chaibasa Treasury.

Meanwhile, RJD Jharkhand unit spokesman Manoj Kumar said Mr Prasad reached Ranchi on Sunday.

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