Ranchi, Dec 24: Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav is lodged in Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Jail after being convicted in the one of the cases linked to the multi-crore rupee Fodder Scam. Lalu, inmate number 3351, has been kept in the upper division of VIP ward of the jail. Also Read - Lalu Yadav Under Observation At AIIMS, Nitish Kumar Wishes Him Speedy Recovery
Jail authorities said Lalu was served roti, palak (spinach) in dinner. Lalu was visibly disturbed and didn’t interact with other inmates in his ward. Lalu was sleepless on the first night of his latest jail stint. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief was given tea and biscuits on Sunday morning. Lalu will not be allowed to meet anyone today as visitors are not allowed in jail on Sunday. Also Read - Phone Call From Jail Row: Bihar BJP MLA Lalan Paswan Lodges FIR Against Lalu Prasad
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The room in which Lalu has been kept in Birsa Munda Jail has an attached bathroom. Apart from this a TV set without cable connection, necessary medicines, mosquito net, pillow and a set of kurta-payjama and some warm clothes have been provided to Lalu in the jail. (Also Read: IPS officer who probed fodder scam says case has reached logical conclusion)
Lalu Yadav will have to spend at least 11 days in the jail as the court is closed from December 24 to January 2 for winter vacation. The quantum of punishment for Lalu and 15 others convicted the case will be pronounced on January 3.
Will Challenge Verdict in High Court: Lalu
Immediately after being convicted by a special CBI court in Ranchi, Lalu Yadav said he would challenge the verdict in the high court and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing dirty politics.
The RJD chief said he would keep on fighting for social causes till his last breath. “To hide its failures, false rhetoric and to get votes, the BJP uses every dirty immoral trick in politics to change the public perception of its opponents,” Lalu said in a series of tweets. (Also Read: Key Facts And Timeline of Bihar Fodder Scam: Here’s all You Need to Know)
धूर्त भाजपा अपनी जुमलेबाज़ी व कारगुज़ारियों को छुपाने और वोट प्राप्त करने के लिए विपक्षियों का पब्लिक पर्सेप्शन बिगाड़ने के लिए राजनीति में अनैतिक और द्वेष की भावना से ग्रस्त गंदा खेल खेलती है।
The court 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.