Ranchi – A special CBI court on Saturday convicted former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and 15 others in the second of five fodder scam cases. Six others including former chief minister Jagannath Mishra have been acquitted in the case.
The case pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.
Special CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the judgment. Lalu Prasad, the chief of RJD, and other convicts are lodged in Birsa Munda jail.
The central agency had filed a chargesheet against 38 persons on October 27, 1997. Eleven of them died and three turned approvers while two other accused confessed and were convicted in 2006-07. The court has also ordered all properties acquired by Lalu after 1990 to be attached.
The judgment is yet another big blow to RJD’s first family, coming hours after the Enforcement Directorate filed a charge-sheet against Lalu’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband in a corruption case.