Patna, June 8: Important files related to multi-crore fodder scam in Bihar have gone missing, says ANI report.
Sources said that files which had all the records related with mid-1990s fodder scam disappeared from Animal Husbandry Department office in Patna. An FIR has also been lodged at the old secretariat police station in this matter.
However when asked about the missing files, Animal Husbandry Minister Awdesh Singh denied that files contain fodder scam records. He said the files were related with retirement and pension of government doctors.
Meanwhile, BJP has trained guns on ruling alliance over the matter. Party leader has said that it's conspiracy to protect RJD chief lalu Prasad Yadav and others.
Targetting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the issue, BJP leader Nitin Naveen said, "CM should tell why he is protecting Lalu Yadav. The files that have gone missing are linked to Lalu Yadav. Nitish Kumar's action is affecting the future of Bihar".
Multi-crore fodder scam hit the headlines in mid 1990s. The scam involved fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 950 crore of public money from the treausries of Chaibasa (now in Jharkhand) allegedly by Lalu Yadav and others.
Besides RJD chief Lalu Yadav, former chief minister Jagannath Mishra and former animal husbandry ministers Vidyasagar Nishad were also also among the accused.
In 2013, Lalu and 44 others were convicted for their role in the scam.