NEW DELHI: Following is the chronology of the fodder scam in which former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad has been convicted by a special CBI court in Ranchi.

January 1996: Fodder scam surfaces after Deputy Commissioner Amit Khare raids offices of animal husbandry department, seizing documents showing syphoning of funds by non-existent companies in the name of supplying fodder.

March 11, 1996: Patna High Court directs CBI to probe the scam. Supreme Court upholds the order.

March 27, 1996: CBI registers FIR in Chaibasa treasury case.

June 23, 1997: CBI files charge sheet and makes Lalu Prasad accused.

July 30, 1997: RJD chief Lalu Prasad surrenders before CBI court, sent to judicial custody.

April 5, 2000: Charges framed before special CBI court. October 5, 2001: Supreme Court transfers fodder scam cases to Jharkhand after the creation of new state.

February, 2002: Trial begins in Ranchi special CBI court. August 13, 2013: Supreme Court rejects Lalu Prasad’s plea seeking transfer of the trial court judge hearing the case.

September 17, 2013: Special CBI court reserves judgement. September 30, 2013: Two former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagganath Mishra along with 45 others convicted by special CBI judge Pravas Kumar Singh.

By Anupama

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