Court's summon may put Lalu in trouble: JD(U)

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Patna, Sep 21 (UNI) JD(U) national spokesman Shivanand Tiwari today said ''troubled days'' lie ahead for Railway Minister and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad as a Dumka Court has issued summons against him in connection with the fodder scam.

Talking to mediapersons here, Mr Tiwari said a defence witness in his deposition before the court at Dumka had stated that Mr Prasad had received Rs four crores of the fradulent withdrawal of Rs 66 crores from the government treasury there.

The witness also disclosed that '' Mr Prasad was referred as 'Loha Singh' while keeping the records about distribution of the amount drawn fradulently from the government teasury''.

'' The court had issued summons to Mr Prasad directing him to appear before it on November 23 as the evidence against him cropped up during the deposition of a defence witness,'' he said and pointed out that he was not a named accused in the case but fresh evidence forced the Court to summon him.

'' As per the law, Mr Prasad will have to secure bail from the concerned court and if not granted, he would be sent to jail creating an embarrasment situation in which he would have to resign'', Mr Tiwari stated.


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