Yadav moved the Jharkhand High Court challenging his conviction in fodder scam case RC47A/96, in which he had been awarded a five-year jail term and a fine of Rs 60 lakh by the special CBI Court
Jharkhand HC deferred the hearing into a petition filed by incarcerated RJD supremo Lalu Prasad challenging his conviction in a fodder scam case.
The RJD chief is currently lodged at Rajendra Institue of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi after being convicted in the fodder scam case
The court has directed his counsel Devarshi Mandal to remove defects in the petition and said it will hear the case again on March 11.
He was sentenced to five years' prison term and slapped with a fine of Rs 60 lakh during the day in connection with the embezzlement of Rs 139 crore from Doranda treasury in the fodder scam.
On Monday, a CBI court sentenced Lalu to undergo five years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 60 lakh in the Doranda treasury case.
A special CBI court on Monday sentenced RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav to five years in prison and slapped a fine of Rs 60 lakh on him.
Since the RJD Chief has already completed half of the total sentencing, it is quite possible that he will get bail from Jharkhand High Court, Lalu's counsel said.
Of the 99 accused in the case, 24 were acquitted, while three-year jail terms were pronounced for 46 accused. The fate of the remaining accused will be decided on Monday.
Hundreds of workers of the RJD, who had assembled at Rabri Devi’s residence early on Tuesday morning in the hope of their leader being acquitted in the case, looked disappointed.
Yadav who has already been convicted in four other fodder scam cases is currently on bail.
The Court also imposed the condition to deposit two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each and a fine of Rs 10 lakh.
Notably, Lalu Prasad so far has been convicted in four out of the five cases related to multi-crore fodder scam cases
The Rashtriya Janata Dal president also wrote to the institute's director, asking him to continue his treatment at the facility till he recovers fully.
Lalu Prasad was shifted to RIMS on March 17 after he complained of chest pain and discomfort. He was convicted in the fourth fodder scam case by a CBI court on March 19.