Fodder scam case: Ex. Indian minister Lalu Prasad Yadav send to Jail for three-and-a-half years.

The court also slapped a $10 lakh fine on Mr. Lalu Prasad Yadav.

"The court has awarded three-and-a-half years jail to Lalu Prasad Yadav and $10 lakh fine to him. When he fails to deposit the penalty cash, it is going to amount to six months of imprisonment for him," Prabhat Kumar, counsel for Lalu Prasad told media people.

"Now we will move Ranchi high court for bail on Monday," added Mr. Kumar.  The CBI judge pronounced the quantum of sentence to each of 16 convicts from the fodder scam case through video conference.

The court sentenced all 16 convicts in the case, from seven years into three-and-a-half years.  The case pertained to fraudulent withdrawal of $84.5 lakh from the Deoghar district (now in Jharkhand) treasury during the period 1991-94.

At Patna, the RJD held a meeting of party leaders at the 10, Circular street residence of Rabri Devi, in which party leaders levied faith in party chief Lalu Prasad.

"The BJP, RSS and Nitish Kumar had got threatened with Lalu Prasad's attempt for opposition's unity against BJP and Narendra Modi after the party had organised BJP bhagao, Desh bachao rally in Patna, therefore they conspired to send him into jail... but we will not be cowed down with Lalu Prasad in prison but will come out more stronger," explained Tejaswi Yadav.