JANUARY 1996: Fodder scam surfaces after Deputy Commissioner Amit Khare raids offices of animal husbandry department, seizing documents showing syphoning of funds by non-existent companies in the name of supplying fodder.
MARCH 11, 1996: Patna High Court directs CBI to probe the scam. Supreme Court upholds the order.
MARCH 27, 1996: CBI registers FIR in Chaibasa treasury case.
JUNE 23, 1997: CBI files charge sheet and makes Lalu Prasad accused.
JULY 30, 1997: RJD chief Lalu Prasad surrenders before CBI court, sent to judicial custody.
APRIL 5, 2000: Charges framed before special CBI court.
OCTOBER 5, 2001: Supreme Court transfers fodderscam cases to Jharkhand after the creation of new state.
FEBRUARY, 2002: Trial begins in Ranchi special CBI court.
AUGUST 13, 2013: Supreme Court rejects Lalu Prasad’s plea seeking transfer of the trial court judge hearing the case.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013: Special CBI court reserves judgement.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013: Two former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra along with 43 others convicted by special CBI judge Pravas Kumar Singh.
OCTOBER 3, 2013: Lalu Prasad sentenced to five years in jail, fined Rs. 25 lakh. Jagannath Mishra gets four years in jail.
BJP WELCOMES SENTENCING OF LALU
The BJP welcomed the sentencing of Lalu Prasad and others in the fodder scam. “BJP feels this is a very important milestone in the fight against corruption. The whole country was up against corruption and wanted results,” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
Lalu is a hero: Rabri Devi
Lalu Prasad is a hero and will remain a hero in future too, says his wife Rabri Devi.
When I have not done any crime, how have I been punished, asks Lalu Prasad Yadav
Reacting to the jail term of five years in fodder scam, Lalu’s instant reaction was – “When I have not done any crime, how have I been punished?” The RJD chief asked the question at the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi over video conferencing facility. Judge Pravas Kumar Singh retorted: “You can appeal in the higher court.”
Will appeal in High Court, says Rabri Devi
Talking to a news channel, Lalu’s wife, Rabri Devi said that the RJD chief did not get justice. She also said that they will appeal in the High Court against the verdict and also go before the people.
Ex-CBI chief demands life term for Lalu
An agitated former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Joginder Singh says RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav should have been given a life term in jail. He adds that the VIP culture in jails should be curbed