PATNA : Files related to a multi-crore fodder scam in Bihar have reportedly disappeared from the state's Animal Husbandry Department office in Patna, said reliable source. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad has been convicted and sentenced to jail in one of the fordder scam cases. He is also disqualified from contesting any election following the conviction.
Meanwhile an fir has been lodged at old secretariat police station of Patna in connection with the missing files. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) targeted Chief Minister and JDU leader Nitish Kumar for the missing files, as JD(U) is in power in Bihar in alliance with RJD and Congress. The scam pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of public money worth Rs 950 crore from the treasuries of undivided Bihar under the head of the animal husbandry department (AHD) from 1990 onwards.
The withdrawals were carried out on the basis of fake bills and vouchers for buying feed, fodder and medicine for livestock by AHD officials in connivance with suppliers and the top layer of the state’s bureaucracy and politicians cutting across parties, including the RJD, Congress, JD(U) and the BJP. Meanwhile further investigation going on.