Patna. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad on Tuesday appeared in a Patna-based CBI court in connection with the Banka treasury case related to the multi-crore fodder scam. Special CBI Judge Prajesh Kumar fixed November 30 as the next date of hearing in the matter. He had last week ordered former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad to appear in person.
Lalu’s lawyer Sudhir Kumar Sinha told that November 30 has been fixed by the court as the next date for the testimony of eyewitnesses in this case. Sinha said whenever the court orders, he (Lalu) will definitely be present directly. He told that a total of 200 people have to testify in this case. Lalu was summoned here in connection with the fraud of about one crore rupees from the treasury of Banka district. He has already been convicted in similar cases relating to several other districts of Jharkhand (which were part of undivided Bihar during the 1990s). Lalu is currently out on bail. He is suffering from many ailments and is undergoing treatment in Delhi.