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Bihar Fodder Scam Files go Missing, FIR Registered

By: Prabhakar Kumar

CNN-News18

Last Updated: June 08, 2016, 14:01 IST

Lalu Prasad Yadav has denied wrongdoing after the CBI booked him, wife Rabri Devi and son Tejaswi Yadav for alleged corruption in awarding of an IRCTC contract in 2006 when he was the railway minister.

Lalu Prasad Yadav has denied wrongdoing after the CBI booked him, wife Rabri Devi and son Tejaswi Yadav for alleged corruption in awarding of an IRCTC contract in 2006 when he was the railway minister.

An FIR has been lodged at Patna Sachiwalya police station in connection with the missing files.

Patna: Files related to the over Rs 900-crore fodder scam have disappeared from the Bihar Animal Husbandry Department. An FIR has been lodged at Patna Sachiwalya police station in connection with the missing files.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad has been convicted and sentenced to jail in one of the fordder scam cases. He is also disqualified from contesting any election following the conviction.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) targeted Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the missing files.

"Nitish Kumar should tell how and why is he protecting Lalu Prasad. The files have gone missing and that is affecting the future of Bihar," said BJP Bankipur MLA Nitin Naveen.

Nitish's Janata Dal United is in power in Bihar in alliance with RJD and Congress.

A special CBI court in Ranchi had convicted Prasad and 44 others in the case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.70 crore from Chaibasa treasury in 1994-95 in the fodder scam.

He was later granted bail by the Supreme Court in December the same year.

Several other politicians and bureaucrats are accused in the scam.

first published:June 08, 2016, 10:46 IST
last updated:June 08, 2016, 14:01 IST