Lalu appeared before different CBI courts on Wednesday where arguments were completed in RC68A/96 and the court of SS Prasad is likely to pronounce judgment on January 24.
In a major reprieve to Congress leader Manish Tiwari, the Jharkhand high court on Friday stayed the "contempt of court" notice issued by special CBI court, Ranchi, for allegedly making adverse comments against the fodder scam judgment that convicted RJD chief Lalu Prasad on December 23 a year ago.
On September 30, 2013, Lalu, Jagannath Mishra and several others were convicted in another case pertaining to illegal withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury in the early 1990s. However, sources said that the hearing will not proceed until Lalu is present in the court.
"The jailor says that only 3 people can meet me in a week".
The judge had also said before sentencing Lalu that the former had been receiving calls seeking favours. "It can at the best recommend for the same to the high court", Mazumdar argued.
Ranchi police have initiated action against Sumit Yadav, who had lodged a false case against the two men, asking a local court to begin trial against him under Sections 182 (misleading public servants with false information) and 211 (instituting criminal proceedings on false grounds) of IPC. The nature of offences for which they were in jail was, however, not clear yet. "You can change rules as you have huge power", said Lalu. The SDM also said that he had never spoken to the CBI judge. "How would I eat Chura Dahi in jail", Yadav told the judge. Lalu then said that the rules will have to be changed for lodging us in the Open Jail.
Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Saturday sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail and fined Rs 10 lakh by a special Central Bureau of Investigation court in a fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago.