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.