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Fodder scam: Chronology of Chaibasa treasury case in which Lalu was convicted

Two former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagganath Mishra along with 43 others convicted by special CBI judge Pravas Kumar Singh.

Updated:September 30, 2013, 2:43 PM IST
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Fodder scam: Chronology of Chaibasa treasury case in which Lalu was convicted
Two former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagganath Mishra along with 43 others convicted by special CBI judge Pravas Kumar Singh.

New Delhi: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and 44 others has been convicted by a special Central Bureau of India (CBI) court in Ranchi in one of the cases - RC 20 A/96 - of the multi-crore fodder scam. Lalu has been convicted of corruption, criminal conspiracy and cheating and the sentencing will take place on October 3. The 44 convicts include former Bihar chief minister and Congress leader Jagannath Mishra, six politicians and four Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers.

Following is the chronology of the fodder scam in which Lalu Prasad has been convicted.

January 1996: Fodder scam surfaces after Deputy Commissioner Amit Khare raids offices of animal husbandry department, seizing documents showing syphoning of funds by non-existent companies in the name of supplying fodder.

March 11, 1996: Patna High Court directs the CBI to probe the scam. Supreme Court upholds the order.

March 27, 1996: CBI registers FIR in Chaibasa treasury case.

June 23, 1997: CBI files chargesheet and makes Lalu Prasad accused.

July 30, 1997: RJD chief Lalu Prasad surrenders before the CBI court, sent to judicial custody.

April 5, 2000: Charges framed before special CBI court.

October 5, 2001: Supreme Court transfers fodder scam cases to Jharkhand after the creation of new state.

February, 2002: Trial begins in Ranchi special CBI court.

August 13, 2013: Supreme Court rejects Lalu Prasad's plea seeking transfer of the trial court judge hearing the case.

September 17, 2013: Special CBI court reserves judgement.

September 30, 2013: Two former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra along with 43 others convicted by special CBI judge Pravas Kumar Singh.

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