Ranchi, Jan 24: A special CBI court in Ranchi on Wednesday sentenced RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav to five years in jail after he was convicted in the third case of fodder scam today. Former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra were convicted in multi-crore fodder scam. Mishra has also been sentenced to five years in prison in third fodder scam case.Also Read - Bihar Extend Covid Restrictions Till This Date | Check Important Guidelines Here

Both Lalu and Mishra have also been fined Rs 5 lakh each by the Ranchi court. Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav has said that the RJD will appeal in the high court and, if necessary, in the Supreme Court against the CBI court’s verdict.  Also Read - CSBC Bihar Police Sepoy (Home Guard) PET Admit Card 2021 Out on csbc.bih.nic.in | Details Inside

Tejashwi Yadav also accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the BJP of framing his father who was viewed as a “hero” by the masses. “We have to abide by whatever is the court’s ruling. But the CBI court order is not going to be final. We will appeal in the high court and, if need be, in the Supreme Court,” Yadav said Also Read - India Post Bihar GDS Result 2021 Out on appost.in | Here's How to Download

The case pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from the Chaibasa treasury in 1990-1993. Out of the 56 accused in the case, six were acquitted in the case.

Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently lodged in the Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi. On January 6, he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail and fined Rs 10 lakh by another CBI judge in a fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago. In 2013, Lalu Prasad was convicted in the first fodder scam case involving withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from the Chaibasa treasury.