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Lalu Yadav's jail sentence in fodder scam to be shared Thursday

Sun Online Desk     3rd January, 2018 12:31:01 printer

Lalu Yadav's jail sentence in fodder scam to be shared Thursday

 

Bihar's veteran politician Lalu Yadav, jailed after conviction in the multi-million-rupee fodder scam, will receive his quantum of sentence on Thursday, a Bihar court said.

 

Amid tight security, Mr Yadav was brought from Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail to the special court for sentencing in a Fodder Scam case.

 

A contempt notice was issued against Mr Yadav's son Tejashwi and party leader Raghubansh Prasad Singh for speaking against the court.

 

Lalu Yadav's partymen hope their leader will be sentenced to less than three years in prison as that will mean he can apply for bail immediately. He has been in prison since December 23, when he was convicted along with 15 others in the case, and has been allowed only three visitors a week according to the jail manual.

 

Lalu Yadav's partymen hope their leader will be sentenced to less than three years in prison as that will mean he can apply for bail immediately.

He has been in prison since December 23, when he was convicted along with 15 others in the case, and has been allowed only three visitors a week according to the jail manual.

 

Lawyers said Lalu Prasad can be awarded three to seven years in prison. The veteran politician's lawyer said he will press for minimum punishment today. "Lalu is 70 years old and suffering from many diseases. We will seek minimum punishment for him," he said, reports Ndtv.

 

Lalu Yadav was first convicted in a fodder scam case on September 30, 2013, and was awarded five years' imprisonment on October 3 that year. He got bail after two months in prison, but his conviction meant he had to resign from Parliament and cannot contest elections.


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