It seems that there’s no relief for Lalu Prasad Yadav. The politician from Bihar got a huge setback today by Supreme Court which ordered the trial court to complete the trial for corruption within nine months. It also ordered the separate trial of each offense or four cases registered against the former Bihar CM. On 3 October 2013, he was sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment and Rs 25 lakh fine for his role in the Fodder Scam by CBI court. He was released on bail from Birsa Munda Central Jail, after he completed the bail formalities in a Special CBI court, two-and-a-half months after he was convicted in the scam.
Lalu served as the Chief Minister of Bihar from 1990 to 1997 and it was in January 1996, a raid conducted on Chaibasa treasury indicated the siphoning off of funds by non-existent companies and Lalu was made accused by the CBI. Rs1000 crore were withdrawal illegally during his tenure.
“BJP welcomes the order of the Supreme Court and this order reinforces public faith in ensuring that unscrupulous politicians do not go scot-free. Lalu Prasad will now have to face the full consequences of his illegal actions very soon,” said G.V.L. Narsimha Rao, spokesperson of BJP.
Lalu is presently making headlines for another controversy. A news channel via leaked tape is showing him taking orders from jailed gangster Mohd Shahabuddin.