In jail, Lalu Prasad gets access to TV, newspaper: Report

File photo: Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 24, 2017, 02.19 PM (IST)

Fodder scam convict and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has again been put it the upper division cell at the Birsa Munda jail where he had stayed after the 2013 conviction and has also got access to TV and newspaper among other things. 

The upper division cell will comprise of one mosquito net, one newspaper to read every day, and a television set apart from the usual cell bed. 

Moreover, media reports said that he is also entitled to get home food and is also allowed to cook for himself. 

The former Bihar chief minister can meet guests between 8 am and 12 noon during weekdays in line with the jail manual, Birsa Munda Jail Superintendent Ashok Kumar Choudhary said.

Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Saturday convicted by a special CBI court in the 1996 fodder scam case along with 14 others co-accused in the case.

Also read: Fodder scam verdict: How politicians reacted to Lalu Prasad's conviction

Lalu along with 15 others was convicted by the special CBI court in the case which involved the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89 lakh from the Deoghar treasury between 1991 and 1994.

The quantum of punishment will be pronounced by the court on January 3.

(With inputs from PTI)