A CBI court has issued direction for making seven persons, including present Bihar chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, accused in fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.31 crore from Dumka treasury.
The case is related to illegal withdrawal of money between December 1995 and January 1996.
Special judge for CBI cases Shivpal Singh ordered that CS Anjani Kumar Singh, then deputy commissioner of Dumka, then finance secretary Vijay Shankar Dubey, former DGP DP Ojha and a CBI investigation officer be made accused in the case. The court said three suppliers who had turned approvers must also be made accused in the case
The order has been issued under Section 319 of CrPC. The court has summoned all seven persons to be present in the court on March 28.
It may be mentioned here that the case against 31 accused in Dumka scam has already been heard by the court. The date for delivering the judgment in this connection has been fixed on March 15.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, former Chief Minister of Bihar Jagannath Mishra, former minister Vidyasagar Nishad and several top former government officials are accused in the case.
Defence lawyer in the fodder scam Sanjay Kumar said the summoned persons could file their reply before the CBI court. He said they could also move the high court for quashing of the CBI court order. They have to face a trial in the fodder scam if they fail to get relief from the high court.