Lalu Prasad convicted in fodder scam case in India

Lalu Prasad convicted in fodder scam case in India

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A CBI-designated court on September 30, 2013 reached an important verdict and convicted all the 45 accused in fodder scam case, which also includes the chief of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Lalu Prasad Yadav. After the verdict, Yadav has been sent to Birsa Munda central jail and the longevity of his punishment will be announced via video-conferencing on October 3, 2013.

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Lalu Prasad arrived to the court in Ranchi with a numerous security, waved to his supporters and appeared peaceful as he was leaving the area, but did not manage to answer any questions as the car he was in quickly left for the jail, which is located on the outskirts of Ranchi.

The minister arrived with his son Tejasvi by a plane on Sunday, September 29, 2013 and was accommodated in the railway guest house. On the way to the court on Monday, September 30, 2013, Lalu Prasad offered prayers at the temple. Other RJD leaders, Prabhunath Singh, Sadhu Yadav and the Lok Sabha member Raghuvansh Prasad Singh were also present in the courtroom when the verdict was announced by the court.

Due to his conviction, Lalu Prasad faces instant disqualification as Lok Sabha member, as a recent Supreme Court order stated that, if convicted, an MP or MLA would be disqualified immediately. The Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has increased problems by attacking the ordinance and demanding for its withdrawal.

Photo Credits: The Hindu