All eyes on Lalu Prasad, verdict in fodder scam case tomorrow PATNA: All eyes in Bihar's political and bureaucratic circles are now set on the outcome of the verdict on RJD president Lalu Prasad who is to appear before the special CBI court of Pravas Kumar Singh in Ranchi on Monday when the court will pronounce the judgment in a key fodder scam case (RC 20A/96) of alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa treasury. But, unlike his visit to Ranchi in November 2001 to surrender before a CBI court in another fodder scam case, it will be a low-key affair this time. "There will be no fleet of cars and hordes of party leaders accompanying him," RJD's secretary general and Rajya Sabha member Ram Kripal Yadav said on Saturday. "There will be no welcome arches even in Ranchi. It will be a normal visit like a common man," said Ram Kripal, adding, "Is bar, aap ko pata bhi nahi chalega, Laluji kaise aur kab Ranchi pahunch gaye (This time, you will not find as to how and when Lalu reached Ranchi)." A senior leader said Lalu would reach Ranchi on Sunday through a service flight. Besides Lalu, former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra, former Bihar AHD minister Vidya Sagar Nishad, JD (U) MP Jagdish Sharma, former RJD MP R K Rana and former BJP legislator Dhruv Bhagat were among the prominent politicians accused in this case. Rana and Bhagat were already convicted in one fodder scam case in May, 2013. Other prominent accused in this case are retired IAS officers Mahesh Prasad, Phoolchand Singh, Beck Julius, K Arumugam and Income Tax officer A C Choudhary. As on date, judgments have been delivered in 44 of the 53 cases in the Rs 1,153 crore fodder scam, which was unearthed in 1996. This will be the first of the six conspiracy cases of the scam against RJD chief, Mishra and others. All eyes on Lalu Prasad, verdict in fodder scam case tomorrow - The Times of India ********************************* The bell tolls for Laloo. But then there could be a surprise verdict which acquits him!