The Supreme Court is expected to give its verdict on the CBI plea opposing the dropping of charges against former law minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in the infamous fodder scam case on Monday.
The Jharkhand High Court had earlier dropped the charges against Yadav, prompting the CBI to petition the apex court against the verdict.
Yadav has been embroiled in a fresh political storm after a TV channel on Saturday released an audio tape of an alleged conversation between him and jailed don-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin, wherein he was heard taking instructions from the later.
The Opposition has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the startling discloser, which has now snowballed into a major controversy.
However, the ruling grand alliance, comprising the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), RJD and the Congress in the state, has sought to distance itself from the row.
The Republic TV on Saturday aired the audio clip wherein the former don was heard saying that “your SP (Superintendent of Police) is of no use”. Lalu was also heard taking instructions from him over riots.