Corruption scandal that involved
the embezzlement of about 9.5 billion from
the government treasury of the
eastern Indian state of Bihar.
LALLU PRASAD YADAV JAGANNATH MISHRA
• CAG in 1985 first took note of the
anomalies in monthly account report
and then immediately sent a message
to the Bihar Government about the
delay and informed them that he
suspected misuse of funds.
• A series of such warnings were
continuously ignored by the
In 1992 Bidhu Bhushan Dvivedi, a
police inspector with the state's
anti-corruption vigilance unit
Submitted a report outlining the
fodder scam and likely
involvement at the chief
ministerial level to the director
general of the same vigilance
Hence, there was a widespread demand for CBI
Investigation and finally on the basis of a PIL filed,
the Supreme Court of India instructed the Bihar
High Court who in turn ordered the CBI to take
over the case.
ENTRY OF CBI
Bihar officials and legislators were blocking access
to documents that could reveal the existence of a
politician-official-business mafia nexus at work
As the investigation proceeded, the CBI unearthed
linkages to the serving chief minister of Bihar,
Laloo Prasad Yadav
EXPOSURE AND INVESTIGATION
The Governor permitted the CBI to prosecute the
Chief Minister in June, 1997.
Laloo Prasad Yadav anticipating his arrest filed
for an anticipatory bail and the CBI opposed it in
PATH TO PROSECUTION
Laloo Prasad Yadav was arrested in the 17
June and charge-sheeted in the several hundred
crore Fodder Scam.
He resigned from his post as the CM of Bihar
and his wife Rabri Devi came to power as the
CM of Bihar in his absence.
END OF LALLU’S CHIEF MINISTERSHIP
• Trial in the cases continued and Laloo Prasad Yadav
had to go to jail several times.
• On the partition of Bihar there were more than 50
cases running about the same scandal in courts in
Ranchi and the Jharkhand High Court.