A special CBI court here will pronounce its judgment today around 3 pm in the fodder scam case in which former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra along with 20 others are accused.The case pertains to an alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.Here are the LIVE updates: 03:55 pm: Quantum of sentence to be pronounced on January 3, 201803:53 pm: 7 accused including former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra acquitted Also readED files charge sheet against Lalu’s daughter Misa Bharti03:52 pm: 15 people including Lalu Prasad Yadav have been found guilty.03:48 pm: Lalu Prasad Yadav found guilty by Special CBI Court 03:20 pm: Heavy security outside Special CBI court in Ranchi ahead of verdict on fodder scam. 02:50 pm: Lalu Prasad Yadav reaches special CBI court in Ranchi, son Tejashwi also with him. ”The court will pronounce the judgment at 3 pm,” one of the Mishra’s advocates said.Yadav, who arrived here yesterday accompanied by younger son Tejaswi Prasad told reporters today, ” have full faith in the judicial system.” Tejaswi expressed confidence that his father and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad, an accused in the case, will come out clean. Interacting with the media, Tejashwi said the entire matter was a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) propaganda to pull the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) down.Lalu Prasad faces three other cases related to the fodder scam.The RJD chief also appealed to his supporters in Bihar to maintain peace and order irrespective of the verdict.Former MP R K Rana, three former IAS officers — Phoolchand Singh, Beck Julius and Mahesh Prasad — are also among the accused in the case.A charge sheet was filed against 38 persons on October 27, 1997. Eleven of them died and three turned approvers while two other accused confessed and were convicted in 2006-07, a CBI official said.
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