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Fodder scam case: Lalu appears in CBI court

Jailed RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, sitting JD(U) MP Jagdish Sharma and former MLA RK Rana on Tuesday appeared through video conferencing before a special CBI court in another fodder scam case here.

The statement of a prosecution witness, Jay Narayan Prasad Verma, was recorded in the case pertaining to alleged withdrawal of Rs 39 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury in the 1990s by producing false bills.

The court of Sitaram Prasad fixed 18 November as the next date for examination of the witness by the defence, Prasad's counsel Prabhat Kumar said.

Prasad, Sharma and Rana had appeared through video conferencing from jail before the special CBI court of Sitaram Prasad in a separate fodder scam case yesterday.

The three accused would again appear in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 97 lakh from Deogarh Treasury in the 1990s, on 12 November.
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