Lalu Yadav expresses hope for clean chit in fodder scam

ANI | Updated: Dec 22, 2017 22:34 IST

Ranchi (Bihar) [India], Dec 22 (ANI): After all the accused in the 2G scam were acquitted and relief was given to former Maharashtra Ashok Chavan in Adarsh scam, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said he respected the judiciary and expressed hope that he would also get a clean chit in the fodder scam case.

“We trust and respect the judiciary. We will not let BJP’s conspiracies work,” Lalu Prasad Yadav said here.

A special CBI court in Ranchi will pronounce its judgement on Saturday in the fodder scam case.

Expressing hope for a fair judgment, the former Bihar chief minister also said BJP governments since the time of Atal Bihari Vajpayee have been harassing him and his family by misusing the CBI for the past 25 years.

The fodder scam case relates to the alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 95 lakh from the Deoghar treasury.

Overall, more than Rs.900 crore was reportedly siphoned off from the Chaibasa treasury over two decades.

The RJD chief has already been convicted and sentenced to five years of imprisonment in one of the five fodder scam cases.(ANI)