Tahlka News Bureau
New Delhi: Supreme Court allows a plea by CBI opposing dropping of charges against Lalu Prasad Yadav by Jharkhand High Court in the fodder scam case.
Supreme Court also ordered trial court to complete the trial within 9 months.
While criticising Jharkhand High court for dropping cospiracy charge against Lalu Prasad in Deoghar treasury case Supreme Court has said " The HC gave relief to Lalu Prasad ignoring settled principal of law".
He was disqualified as MP owing to conviction for his involvement in the 1996 fodder scam.
Near about Rs.4.50 billion (US $111.85 million) were siphoned off from the animal husbandry department, albeit the probe itself was ordered by him.
However, after a public interest litigation, the Bihar High Court in March 1996 ordered the case to CBI.
In June 1997, CBI filed the charge sheet in the case and made Yadav an accused. The fodder scam forced Yadav to resign from the office of Chief Minister and he appointed his wife, Rabri Devi, his successor as the state's Chief Minister.