PATNA, March 1 � A CBI court today framed charges against former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra and 32 others in connection with the multi-crore fodder scam in Bihar, reports PTI.
Designated CBI judge V K Srivastava framed the charges in presence of the RJD supremo, Mishra and 34 others, including former RJD MP R K Rana and present ruling JD(U) MP Jagdish Sharma.
The charges were framed under Sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by a public servant), 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using forged document as genuine), 477 (A) (falsification of accounts), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC and section 32 (read with 13 (1) c d of Prevention of Corruption Act.
The case relates to fraudulent withdrawals of around Rs 46 lakh by officials of state animal husbandry department from the Banka and Bhagalpur treasuries through fake enforced bills between 1994-96 when Prasad was the chief minister.
The CBI had filed the chargesheet in the case on March 31, 2003 and the court had taken cognizance on April 30 the same year.
Prasad alleged that he has been falsely implicated in the case and the �CBI had not procured the governor�s sanction for prosecution in the case�.