Treated like 'common prisoner', complains Lalu Prasad Yadav

As the largest party in the state, the RJD said, they should have been invited first to form a government in Bihar. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 12, 2018, 04.07 AM (IST)

Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who was sentenced to 3.5 years of jail time and fined Rs 5 lakh for fodder scam has filed a complaint to special CBI judge of being treated like a common prisoner. 

Judge Shivpal Singh, who also announced the fodder scam verdict, informed that "law was equal for all, including mass leaders."

The 69-year-old also pleaded Singh to award him 2.5 years of imprisonment for the Dumka treasury case, whose judgment is set to be pronounced soon. 

Also, as Makar Sankranti nears, Lalu persisted that he does not want to eat 'dahi chura' on the occasion. 

However, Singh ordered that the dish will be served regardless.

"No sir, this is a thing of the Yadavs. If I eat dahi-chura with you, I might end up in a problem like Syed Shahabuddin of Siwan," he said while breaking into laughter. 

He also complained earlier that the authorities were not letting him meet his party leaders and other visitors. Singh ruled that visitors will only be allowed following the jail manual. 

Others convicted in the fodder scam case, Phool Chand, Mahesh Prasad, Bake Julious, Sunil Kumar, Sushil Kumar, Sudhir Kumar and Raja Ram sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail and Rs 5 lakh fine each.