Lalu Yadav framed due to political rivalry: Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

Lalu Yadav framed due to political rivalry: Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

In Ranchi, a special CBI court on Saturday convicted former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and 15 others in a fodder scam case while acquitting six including another former chief minister Jagannath Mishra.

By: || Updated: 24 Dec 2017 12:27 PM

Image: RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh/ANI

New Delhi: On Sunday, senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh hit BJP and said that "Lalu Yadav framed due to political rivalry".

"Lalu Yadav framed due to political rivalry. We will go to the High Court, will defeat BJP at the end," said Singh on Lalu Yadav's conviction in a Fodder Scam case, reported news agency ANI.

In Ranchi, a special CBI court on Saturday convicted former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and 15 others in a fodder scam case while acquitting six including another former chief minister Jagannath Mishra.

CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the verdict in a packed courtroom in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.

Lalu Prasad, the chief of RJD, and other convicts were taken into custody immediately after the pronouncement of the verdict.

A charge sheet was filed against 38 persons on October 27, 1997. Eleven of them died and three turned approvers while two other accused confessed and were convicted in 2006-07, a CBI official said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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