On 8 June, the Bihar Animal Husbandry Department declared that several files related to the fodder scam of over Rs 900 crore have gone missing.
An FIR has been filed at the Patna Sachiwalya police station for the missing files.
A blame-game ensued, as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lashed out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, holding him responsible for the missing files. "Nitish Kumar should tell how and why is he protecting Lalu Prasad. The files have gone missing and that is affecting the future of Bihar," BJP Bankipur MLA Nitin Naveen was quoted to have said in a News18 report.
Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav had been convicted and sentenced to imprisonment after his involvement in the fodder scam cases. Following his conviction, he has also been barred from contesting in elections.
Lalu Prasad Yadav and 44 others had been convicted by a special CBI court in Ranchi in a case related to the withdrawal of Rs 37.70 crore in 1994-95, from the Chaibasa treasury.