LIVE: Fodder Verdict: Lalu will be taken to jail straight from court premises

New Delhi, Dec 23: Ticktock-ticktock, the clock is ticking fast and everyone, fans and critics are awaiting the verdict with bated breath. A special CBI court in Ranchi will pronounce its judgement today around 3 pm in the fodder scam case in which former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra along with 20 others are accused. LIVE Updates:

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-Lalu Prasad Yadav reaches special CBI court in Ranchi ahead of verdict in Fodder Scam, son Tejashwi Yadav also accompanying

The case pertains to alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.

"The court will pronounce the judgement at 3 pm," one of the Mishra's advocates said.

Yadav, who arrived in Ranchi yesterday accompanied by younger son Tejaswi Prasad told reporters today, " have full faith in the judicial system."

He faces three other cases related to the fodder scam.

The RJD chief also appealed to his supporters in Bihar to maintain peace and order irrespective of the verdict.

Former MP R K Rana, three former IAS officers -- Phoolchand Singh, Beck Julius and Mahesh Prasad -- are also among the accused in the case.

A chargesheet was filed against 38 persons on October 27, 1997. Eleven of them died and three turned approvers while two other accused confessed and were convicted in 2006-07, a CBI official said. 

News24Bureau with Agencies