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Lalu and the fodder scam (1997-2013)

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RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad arrives at the Special CBI Court in Ranchi, Jharkhand, on September 30, 2013. The RJD chief was convicted in the fodder scam. Photo: PTI
The former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief, Lalu Prasad, riding in a cycle-rickshaw to the nearby CBI office in the fodder scam case, in Patna on October 21, 1998. Photo: The Hindu Archives
RJD chief Lalu Prasad inside the Beur Jail in Patna on April 05, 2000, after he was arrested in connection with a disproportionate assets case. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi being sworn as the Chief Minister of Bihar and administered the oath of office by the Governor, V. C. Pande, on March 11, 2000. Lalu resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar on July 25, 1997 and on the same day Rabri Devi was sworn in as Chief Minister.

The wheels of justice have moved at a snail's pace from the first chargesheet filed in July 1997 to the conviction on Sept. 30, 2013 of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad in the multi-crore fodder scam. A compressed timeline compiled by R Srikanth.

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