The Hush Post: Former Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav may be jailed for more than three years say, legal luminaries. Had it been a case of imprisonment of less than three years, he would have been granted an interim bail. A special CBI court in Ranchi gave its verdict today in the fodder scam. He has already spent a little over a year in jail in this particular case. He has been found guilty and was taken into custody soon after the verdict. The sentencing will be on January 3. The case relates to siphoning of more than Rs. 89 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994. The Rashtriya Janata Dal chief has already been convicted in another fodder scam case that cost him his Lok Sabha seat and disqualified him from contesting elections. Huge crowds gathered outside the Ranchi court ahead of the verdict.
Shortly after his conviction in second of the five fodder scam cases, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav attacked the BJP in a series of tweets and compared himself to Nelson Mandela, BR Ambedkar, and Martin Luther King Jr.
The former Bihar CM will stay in Birsa Munda Jail where he is likely to be allotted a cottage till sentencing on January 3. The special CBI court has also ordered all properties acquired by Lalu after 1990 to be attached. Jagannath Mishra, another former Bihar CM, has been acquitted. In the meanwhile, a case against Misa Bharti has also been filed.