Fodder scam: Chronology of Chaibasa treasury case

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on September 30, 2013

Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader and Member of Parliament Lalu Prasad at the CBI court in Ranchi where judge P.K Singh pronounced him and 44 other accused guilty in the fodder scam on Monday. Photo - Manob Chowdhury   -  The Hindu

Following is the chronology of the fodder scam in which former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad has been convicted by a special CBI court in Ranchi.

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 fodder scam 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 Jagganath Mishra along with 45 others convicted by special CBI judge Pravas Kumar Singh.

Published on September 30, 2013
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