Fodder Scam verdict: Lalu Prasad Yadav sent to jail for 3.5 years, fined with Rs 5 lakh
Ranchi : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been sentenced to three and half years in jail. The CBI special court announced the verdict via video conferencing and fined Lalu Prasad Yadav with Rs 5 lakh.
Special CBI judge Shivpal Singh announced the sentence after hearing arguments on quantum of sentencing.
Lalu's advocate had filed a plea for minimum punishment over bad health on Friday.
"I have no role in this scam directly; consider minimum punishment keeping in view my age and health grounds," Lalu Prasad said in his plea.
Lalu Prasad Yadav has been found guilty in the Rs 900 crore fodder scam.
RJD President is likely to knock High Court's door after quantum of sentence.