Former chief minister of Bihar and RJD party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was today sentenced to 3.5 years in prison and fined Rs 5 lakh by a special CBI court in the fodder scam case.
Lalu, along with 15 others were convicted in the fodder scam case by the special CBI court on December 23. And, the sentence was delivered via video conferencing after being postponed thrice this week.
Yesterday, Lalu sought a minimum punishment from the judiciary citing his age and health issues.
Minutes before the sentence was announced, Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav said that they would go to the High Court after studying the sentence and apply for bail.