Lalu Yadav sentenced to 3.5 years in jail in fodder scam.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to 3.5 years in jail and Rs 5 lakh fine by Ranchi CBI court in a fodder scam case.
The name of other convicts are Phool Chand, Mahesh Prasad, Bake Julious,Sunil Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sudhir Kumar and Raja Ram all have also been sentenced to 3.5 years in jail and Rs 5 lakh fine each.
Lalu and others were convicted in the case on December 23.
On Friday, citing illness and old age, Lalu had sought leniency from the court.
According to legal experts, Lalu would have been able to apply for bail immediately at the lower court itself if the quantum of sentence was less than three years.
“The judiciary performed its duty. We will go to the high court after studying the sentence and apply for a bail,” Lalu’s son and Leader of Opposition in Bihar assembly Tejashwi Yadav said. — ANI, PTI
Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, are present in a video conferencing room in Ranchi. The sentence to be pronounced shortly by a CBI court.
Earlier, the judge had said ‘an open jail is best for these people (convicts), as they also have experience of cow farming’.