From rail to jail: 'Will appeal in court of the people'

Sep 30, 2013, 23:59 IST | Agencies

Moments after former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav was found guilty in the multi-crore fodder scam, his elder son Tejaswi said the conviction, which means he faces immediate disqualification as an MP, would be challenged

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad’s eldest son Tejaswi Yadav said yesterday that the conviction of his father in a fodder scam case by a Special CBI court would be challenged in the high court.

Chew on this! Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav is escorted out of court, after he was found guilty in the infamous fodder scam case. The sentencing will be announced on October 3. Pic/AFP

Tejaswi Yadav added that the matter would also be taken to the court of the people, in the elections. After Lalu Prasad was held guilty in the fodder scam case by the CBI special court on Monday, he was taken to the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi. His son said an appeal for bail would be made.

“We will appeal in the high court against the order. We will also take up the issue in the people’s court. We will give a fitting reply in the polls,” said Tejaswi after his father was taken to jail.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad, former Bihar chief minister, Jagannath Mishra and 43 others were convicted on Monday in a fodder scam case by the Special CBI court.

The court found all the 45 accused in the case guilty. The quantum of sentence will be announced on October 3, through video conferencing. Prabhunath Singh, an RJD member said, “Earlier through petition in the high court and later in the Supreme Court, Lalu Prasad had raised questions, and doubted whether he would get justice. What was suspected has taken place.”

What next for Lalu
Immediate disqualification as an MP 
He faces between 4 and 7 years in prison 

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