Lalu appears in fodder scam case

Patna, Feb 10 (PTI) RJD supremo Lalu Prasad todayappeared in the court of Special CBI Court here in connectionwith a multi-crore rupees fodder scam case.

Prasad, accompanied by his lawyer C R Sinha, went to thecivil court from his residence here and appeared before thedesignated CBI judge, B K Jain.

The CBI court had earlier ordered appearance of all theaccused persons for facilitating hearing of their respectivedischarge petition in the case.

Prasad too had filed a petition seeking to getexonerated of all the charges of conspiracy against him in thecase.

His lawyer C R Sinha described it as +a routineappearance.+

The case relates to fraudulent and forged withdrawals ofmore than Rs 47 lakh from Bhagalpur treasury in Bihar whenPrasad was Chief Minister in 1996.

Former RJD MPS, R K Rana and Vidya Sagar Nishadh, alsoappeared in the court in this connection.

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