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Lalu gets jail term, Rs.5 lakh fine

RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad has been sent to three and a half years jail and fined Rs.5 lakh in a fodder scam case that has kept his political career chequered in the last one decade.

Special CBI judge Shivpal Singh on Saturday announced the sentence following a procrastinated hearing in the case. Lalu was convicted on December 23 along with 15 others in the case relating to fodder scam. The case will now move to Bihar High Court.

Meanwhile, Lalu’s son and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said, “Laluji had to go to jail many times but everytime. That time too, people said the party would split. But, it grew stronger… People are watching everything. People gave a befitting reply every time.”

Lalu Prasad was the Chief Minister of the undivided state of Bihar from 1990 to 1997.

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