One won’t be at fault to think that a political heavyweight like Lalu Prasad Yadav would be given special treatment in jail as it appears customary in many cases in our country.
But on the first night after his conviction in the fodder scam, Lalu was sleepless at best in the jail in which he is lodged.
He was served a humble tea and biscuit today morning after which he broke his fast on the vegetables grown in the jail gardens.
He won’t be allowed to meet anyone today as no visitors are allowed on Sunday. He will be allowed to meet people between 8 am to 12 pm tomorrow morning.
He will be provided a mosquito net if he requests. Besides his bed, he will be allowed to have a television set and read one newspaper daily. He will be served food cooked in the jail but he will also be free to cook his food on his own.
The special CBI court today held Lalu Prasad Yadav guilty in one of the fodder scam cases. Quantum of punishment will be pronounced on January 3.
Soon after pronouncement of judgment, Lalu Prasad was taken into custody and taken to jail in Ranchi.
Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra has been acquitted. Five other accused were also acquitted by the CBI court.
Mishra and Lalu Prasad were among the 22 persons, who were named as accused by the CBI in over two-decade-old corruption case.
It is a case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of more than 89 lakh from Deoghar treasury between 1991 and 1994. A total 15 accused were held guilty by the CBI court.