Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets jail term of 3.5 years

Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets jail term of 3.5 years

Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav gets jail term of 3.5 years

Lalu Prasad has already been convicted by trial court and sentenced to five years jail term in Chaibasa treasury withdrawal case connected to the fodder scam. "If Lalu ji had done compromise with BJP, he would be the most truthful person for them like Raja Harishchandra". The sentencing was heard via video conference. "Lalu Prasad Yadav has blessings of the almighty and we have faith that he will get justice".

The counsel said failure to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh each under the IPC and the PCA would entail another six months in jail for the RJD leader. "We will go to the High Court after studying the sentence and apply for a bail", said Tejashwi Yadav, RJD leader and son of Lalu Prasad.

The Special CBI court had postponed the sentencing twice this week.

Mishra and Janata Dal-United leader Jagdish Sharma were also convicted in the first fodder scam case and were awarded four years imprisonment each.

Earlier today, while hearing the case, the judge said that 'an open jail is best for these people (convicts), as they also have experience of cow farming.


On Friday, Lalu Prasad sought a minimum punishment citing health issues.

The trial in the case was completed on December 13 in the special CBI court and 10 days later, he was convicted on December 23.

Lalu Prasad is at present cooling his heels in Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi.

On the other hand, BJP and its ally JD (U) said that no one is above the law, after the RJD said its leader has fallen prey to a "conspiracy" by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the saffron party.

The CBI special judge had on December 23 acquitted former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and five others in the case. Lalu has been convicted in the Deoghar Treasury case.

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