RANCHI: The CBI court will pronounce on Saturday the quantum of punishment against RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and 10 others in a fodder scam case, his counsel said on Friday.
The RJD supremo appeared before the court of CBI special judge Shiv Pal Singh for the argument on the punishment through video conferencing from Birsa Munda central jail, where he has been lodged since his conviction on December 23, and in a written plea sought leniency due to his illness and old-age, Prasad’s counsel Chittaranjan Prasad said.
“The judge said he would pronounce judgement at 2 pm tomorrow,” Chittaranjan Prasad told reporters after emerging from the video conferencing hall here.
The court concluded arguments on the quantum of punishment against Prasad and 10 others in connection with the withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1990 and 1994 when he was the chief minister of Bihar.
Besides Yadav, the court on Friday heard arguments on the punishment of RJD leader R K Rana, former IAS officers Phoolchand Singh, Mahesh Prasad, former government official Subir Bhattacharya, suppliers/transporters Tripurari Mohan Prasad, Sushil Kumar Sinha, Sunil Kumar Sinha, Raja Ram Joshi, Sanjay Agarwal and Sunil Gandhi.