Patna: A CBI court on
Thursday framed charges against former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad
and Jagannath Mishra and Janata Dal (United) MP Jagdish Sharma in
connection with the multi-crore fodder scam.
Charges were also
framed against former RJD MP RK Rana in connection with the case.
Designated CBI Judge V.K. Srivastava framed the charges against them in
the case relating to fraudulent withdrawals of around Rs. 46 lakh by
officials of State Animal Husbandry Department from Banka and Bhagalpur
treasuries through fake enforced bills between 1994-96.
the period, Prasad was the Chief Minister of Bihar. Prasad alleged that he
has been falsely implicated in the case and the “CBI had not procured
gubernatorial nod for prosecution in this case”. The central
investigative agency had charge sheeted them in this conspiracy angle case
on March 3, 2003.