Ranchi: Arguments on behalf of RJD chief Lalu Prasad yesterday began in a case related to multi-million-rupee lapses in Bihar Animal Husbandry Department, popularly known as the fodder scam.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader’s lawyer presented his arguments in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court in Ranchi.
The lawyer told the court that the case was filed on the instructions of Lalu Prasad, a former Bihar chief minister, when the scam was brought to his notice in 1996. He alleged Lalu Prasad was framed in the case.
Lalu Prasad earlier moved the Supreme Court alleging bias in the trial and sought the transfer of the proceedings to another court. The plea was rejected by the apex court which asked the Ranchi court to complete the arguments in the trial. IANS