Lalu jailed for 3.5 years, son Tej Pratap vows for ‘LP movement’
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Lalu Prasad Yadav, RJD Chief was sentenced to jail to 3.5 years by a CBI Court because he had a connection with Rs 950 Crore fodder scam case that rocked Bihar in the 90s. The Court has also imposed fine of Rs 5 Lakh on the former Chief Minister of Bihar.
On December 23, the court has convicted Lalu and 15 others in the case relating to the multi-million-rupee scam.
The case is related to the withdrawal from the Deogarh Treasury and the amount was Rs 89.27 Lakh. This case happened when Lalu Prasad was the Chief Minister of Bihar between 1990 and 1994. This is the second fodder case for which Lalu has been sentenced to the jail.
Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son and the former Bihar Minister Tej Pratap Yadav says, Lalu Yadav participated in the JP movement and was jailed but now there will LP (Lalu Prasad) movement.
As the quantum of the punishment is more than 3 years, the convicts have to move to high court. From Ranchi Court, none of the convicts can get bail in the fodder scam.
Tej Pratap Yadav says Lalu Yadav will get bail as he is confident and has full trust and faith in the judiciary.
For the sentencing hearing, Lalu Prasad appeared before the court of CBI special judge Shiv Pal Singh through video conferencing from Birsa Munda Central Jail. Leniency to be shown in regard to him due to his illness and old age said by his counsel Chittaranjan Prasad.
Earlier, Chittaranjan Prasad told reporters after the video conferencing call that, “the judge said he would announce the judgment at 2 pm tomorrow”.
According to Chittaranjan Prasad, Lalu can be sentenced to jail for the minimum for one year and the maximum of seven years.
Lalu Prasad would apply for the bail immediately if he is sentenced to jail for less than three years himself, according to the legal experts.
As the amount involved in the present case is much smaller than the previous case, therefore the RJD Vice President hoped the quantum of sentence in the Deogarh case will be less than the one awarded to him in 2013.