A special CBI court in Ranchi will pronounce the quantum of sentence for jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday in a fodder scam case.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and 15 others were convicted on December 23 in a case related to the multi-million-rupee fodder scam by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court.
On Tuesday, Lalu Prasad's lawyer told reporters that they would press for minimum punishment in the case. "Lalu is 70-years-old and suffering from many diseases. We will seek minimum punishment for him," he said.
According to lawyers, Lalu Prasad can be awarded three to seven years' punishment. If he gets three years' punishment, he would get bail soon after sentencing.
Here are the LIVE updates:
# 11:50 AM
Special CBI court serves contempt notices to senior RJD and Congress leaders for criticising conviction of RJD chief Lalu Prasad in fodder scam case.
# 11:49 AM
Lalu Yadav leaves from Ranchi Special CBI Court for Birsa Munda jail; quantum of sentenced will now be pronounced tomorrow
# 11:24 AM
Quantum of sentence for Lalu Yadav and others in a fodder scam case has not been pronounced today due to the passing away of advocate Vindeshwari Prasad
# 11:23 AM
Quantum of sentence for Lalu Yadav and others in a fodder scam case to be pronounced tomorrow
# 11:20 AM
Ranchi Special CBI Court summons Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Tejashwi Yadav and Manoj Jha on January 23rd
# 11:15 AM
Fodder Scam: Ranchi Special CBI Court finds Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Tejashwi Yadav and Manoj Jha guilty of contempt of court
#10: 56 AM
Lalu Prasad Yadav and others reach Special CBI Court in Ranchi for quantum of sentence in a fodder scam case pic.twitter.com/55P6Rix0qc— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2018
Quantum of sentence to be pronounced in a fodder scam case, today: Lalu Prasad Yadav leaves from Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi, for Special CBI Court pic.twitter.com/b9BBWFd8Xp— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2018
Earlier, in 2013, RJD Chief was convicted for a similar offence in Chaibasa treasury. He was released on bail, granted by the SC, three months after the conviction.
The CBI court had acquitted another former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and five others in the case, related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 84.5 lakh from the Deoghar district treasury between 1990 and 1994. Lalu Prasad was the Chief Minister of the then undivided Bihar from 1990 to 1997.
With PTI Inputs