Former CM of Bihar Lalu Prasad, other convicted in the fodder scam case were send off to Birsa Munda jail, where security has been tightened, CBI sources said.
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.
The court will pronounce on 3rd of Jan 18, the quantum of punishment to Lalu Prasad and 15 others convicted in fodder scam case .
Special court acquitted 80-year-old Jagannath Mishra and five others — former Public Accounts Committee chairman Druv Bhagat, former Indian Revenue Service officer A C Choudhary, fodder suppliers Saraswati Chandra and Sadhana Singh and former minister Vidya Sagar Nishad.
Those convicted,besides Lalu Prasad are political leaders Jagdish Sharma and R K Rana, IAS officers Beck Julius, Phoolchand Singh and Mahesh Prasad, and government officials Krishna Kumar and Subir Bhattacharya. The others are suppliers/transporters Tripurari Mohan Prasad, Sushil Kumar Sinha, Sunil Kumar Sinha, Raja Ram Joshi, Gopinath Das, Sanjay Agarwal, Jyoti Kumar Jha and Sunil Gandhi.
RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has said the party will move the high court against today’s CBI court order.
The RJD chief has already been convicted in another fodder scam case that cost him his Lok Sabha seat and his disqualification from contesting elections.