Fodder scam case: Lalu Yadav to be sentenced by CBI court today

  • Fodder scam case: Lalu Yadav to be sentenced by CBI court today

Fodder scam case: Lalu Yadav to be sentenced by CBI court today

Meanwhile, anticipating ruckus created by RJD workers after Prasad will be sentenced by the court in fodder scam case RC64A/96 on Wednesday, Ranchi Police has beefed up security on the court premises to avoid any untoward incident.

The CBI court has summoned them to appear in front of the court on January 23.

Jagannath Mishra and six others were acquitted of the charges in the fodder scam, Yadav along with 15 others have been found guilty for fraudulent transactions of Rs 89 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994. Sixty-nine-year-old Lalu and other convicts were taken into custody immediately after the pronouncement of the verdict. "Lalu's heir apparent Tejaswi Yadav and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav both have to work hard to steer the party ahead and face the challenges posed by ruling alliance of JD (U) and BJP", said political analyst Ajay Kumar.

Prasad along with 15 other accused persons will be sentenced by a special CBI Court on Wednesday.

Lalu Prasad was the Chief Minister of then undivided Bihar from 1990 to 1997. He added that "the court has made a decision to hear the case in alphabetical order".

"Even God wills that Laluji should come out of jail soon", said Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav. However, the lawyers would not attend the court after paying condolences to the dead, the RJD chief's lawyer told reporters.

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

Lalu has been convicted in one of the cases of the fodder scam, wherein Rs 900 crore from the Bihar exchequer was siphoned off under the pretext of purchasing fodder for livestock, during '80s and '90s. Lalu Prasad who is known for his wittiness now has created a series of hilarious jokes regarding today's sentence on Fodder scam.

After Prasad's conviction, Ms. Rabri Devi, Mr. Tejaswi Yadav and Mr. Tej Pratap Yadav have been convening meetings with party leaders and legislators at regular intervals.