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Fodder Scam Case: SC to continue hearing CBI plea

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Thursday will continue hearing the plea filed by the Central Board of Investigation (CBI) against quashing of one of the FIRs against (RJD) supremo Yadav and others related to the Chaibasa Fodder Scam case.

Earlier this week, the apex heard the plea filed by the RJD chief challenging his jail sentence in connection with the mid-1990s fodder scam case.

The fodder scam involved the embezzlement of about Rs. 9.4 billion from the treasury of

The had filed a plea in the apex against the dropping of a conspiracy charge against Yadav by the High Court in one of the fodder scam cases.

The probe agency then filed its latest appeal against the High Court order upholding the agency's plea to continue proceedings in the trial court against Prasad under two sections, while dropping other charges on grounds that a person could not be tried twice for the same offence.

The High Court had ordered that proceedings against Yadav be continued under IPC Sections 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of an offence committed or giving false information) and 511 (attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or imprisonment, and in such attempt doing any act towards the commission of the offence).

The charges are in connection with the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 96 lakh during Yadav's chief ministerial tenure.

The fodder scam relates to fraudulent withdrawal of around Rs. 1,000 crore by the Animal Husbandry department from various districts when Lalu was the chief minister from 1990 to 1997.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 06:57 IST