Lalu aides in jail to 'serve' him? RJD denies charge

Lalu aides in jail to 'serve' him? RJD denies charge

"They have been, after all, sent to jail after an inquiry by the police administration and it is for the administration to say anything on the matter".

JDU has hit out at Lalu Prasad for the stunt performed by his cook and attendant to ensure he gets the best of services inside the jail.

A special CBI court here will pronounce its judgement in the third of five fodder scam cases against RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who has been convicted in two of them, on January 24.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shahnawaz Hussain asserted the verdict shows the law was equal for all.

Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav moved the Jharkhand High Court on Friday in appeal against his conviction in a fodder scam case and also sought bail.

Another fodder scam case is inching closer to the judgment day, that could cause more trouble for Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is for the eighth time in a jail.

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into allegations that two senior state government officials had called the special CBI judge and sought favours for RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav.

The other transporters/suppliers punished were Sunil Kumar Sinha (three-and-a-half years in prison and Rs 5 lakh fine), Raja Ram Joshi (three-and-a-half years jail and Rs 5 lakh penalty), Gopinath Das (seven years jail and Rs 10 lakh fine), Sanjay Agarwal (seven years jail and Rs 10 lakh fine), Jyoti Kumar Jha (seven years jail and Rs 10 lakh fine) and Sunil Gandhi (seven years jail and Rs 10 lakh fine). The court pronounced its judgement after three days of arguments over the quantum of punishment. Then, the court said that that is why it has recommended their names for Open Jail in Hazaribagh.

Eleven of them died and three turned approvers, while two other accused confessed and were convicted in 2006-07, a CBI official said.

On September 30, 2013, Lalu was held guilty in another case of illegal withdrawal of Rs 37.70 crore from the Chaibasa treasury and sentenced for five years.

"We celebrate Makar Sankranti in a grand eating dahi churra" Lalu Yadav told the court.

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