Lalu Awaits Judgment in Yet Another Embezzlement Case

Lalu Prasad arrives at the CBI court in Ranchi on Tuesday.

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Ranchi: A day before a special CBI court in Ranchi gears up to pronounce judgment in an offshoot of the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav appeared before the judge on Tuesday in the presence of his lawyers and a handful of supporters.

Besides Yadav, a former Chief Minister, another ex-Chief Minister of Bihar, Jagannath Mishra remains accused in this case besides 56 others. However, since Mishra's wife of over 50 years died in Patna on Tuesday, he is not expected to be presented at the court on Wednesday.

CBI Special Judge S S Prasad will deliver his judgment in a case that relates to embezzlement of Rs. 33.67 crore from Chaibasa Treasury. The illegal withdrawal took place between 1992 and 1993 when Yadav was the Chief Minister of Bihar.

The RJD chief, who currently makes Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail his home, has already been convicted twice in cases of embezzlement and is currently doing a three-and-a-half-year in a case involving illegal withdrawal of money from Deoghar Treasury.

Besides the case that awaits judgment on Wednesday, Yadav remains accused in two other cases.


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