08/05/2017 11:46 AM IST | Updated 08/05/2017 11:47 AM IST

Lalu Prasad Yadav Will Face Trial In All Four Fodder Scam Cases, Says SC

The apex court also pulled up the CBI for delay in filing appeal against the Jharkhand High Court order.

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NEW DELHI -- RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav will face trial in all four fodder scam cases with the Supreme Court today setting aside the Jharkhand High Court order.

Supreme Court allows a plea by CBI opposing dropping of charges against Lalu Prasad Yadav by Jharkhand High Court in the fodder scam case.

The apex court, while setting aside the 2014 order, which had stayed the trial against Yadav after conviction in one of the cases, said the high court should have been consistent in its findings and not have given different views for different sets of accused in a case.

It also pulled up the CBI for delay in filing appeal against the high court order in the case and said the probe agency's director should have looked into this important matter and deputed an officer to pursue the case.

The CBI has challenged the 2014 order of the Jharkhand High Court quashing four pending fodder scam cases against him on the grounds that a person convicted in one case could not be tried in similar cases based on same witnesses and evidences.

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