On Thursday, the judgement on the fourth case regarding the Fodder scam was deffered, but is going to deliver its sentence today. The speical court had heard Lalu’s petition in which he pleaded the accountant general be also added in the list of the accused people, and the court had set the decision for Friday. Prabhat Kumar, who is the lawyer of Yadav, said in a statement to the media that, “We filed a petition on Monday asking the Attorney General office officials to be made accused in the case too. Both parties argued in the Court. The order has been reserved and it will be pronounced tomorrow. After that the date of judgement will be fixed.”
Lalu Prasad Yadav, former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra have been accused in the Fodder scam, along with many others, because of the accusations that they’d swindled Rs 3.13 crore from December 1995 to January 1996 from the Dumka Treasury, which had meant for the welfare of the crops and farmers, etc.
Lalu has already been convicted and given a three year prison sentence, while Jagannath Mishra was let go. The scam was responsible for the downfall of Lalu’s image in politics, and the reason that his family has not been able to regain the trust of the public in elections again.