Lashing out at the BJP and the RSS for hatching a “conspiracy” to get his father Lalu Prasad Yadav jailed, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday said that he will approach higher court to get justice.
“People know how BJP, RSS and more importantly Nitish Kumar have conspired against Lalu ji. We will approach higher courts against all these verdicts,” Tejashwi said shortly after Lalu was convicted by a special CBI court in the third fodder scam.
“Lalu ji lives in the hearts of people and they see him as a hero,” said the former Bihar deputy chief minister.
A special CBI court convicted the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, days after he was sentenced to three-and-a-half-years in jail.
The special CBI judge SS Prasad held Lalu guilty along with former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra in a case relating to the fraudulent of ₹33.67 crore from Chaibasa district treasury during 1992-93.
The RJD chief is at present lodged in the Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi after being convicted on December 23 in a case pertaining to embezzlement of over Rs. 85 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.
On January 7, Lalu was sentenced to three-and-a-half years imprisonment on offences of cheating, along with criminal conspiracy under the the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
However, Mishra, who was Lalu’s co-accused in the Deoghar scam as well and was let off along with six others has been convicted this time round.
The RJD chief has already been convicted in another fodder scam case that cost him his Lok Sabha seat and disqualified him from contesting elections.
Prasad’s first conviction in yet another case of fodder scam in September, 2013 barred him for fighting elections for six years. Prasad is facing trial in a total of six fodder scam cases.