The RJD Chief along with 44 others was convicted in the fodder scam and was sent to the Bisra Munda jail on Monday post the conviction. Yadav faces anywhere between four to seven years in prison. The verdict also disqualifies him from the Lok Sabha membership and barrs him from contesting elections for the next six years.
Lalu's plea for Z-plus security cover in jail was also rejected by the CBI court. Along with him, former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and JD (U) MP Jagdish Sharma were also convicted.
Lalu likely to face prison upto seven years
The sentence didn't go down well with Lalu's family, who alleged a conspiracy being hatched against him. His party members however continue to support him and said that the next move will be to appoint a new leader, which most likely is to be Rabri Devi.
Lalu was accused of reimbursing funds from the treasury of the Bihar state in the fodder scam.
Ever since he went to jail, he has been having meeting with his party members asking them to solve the crisis and to maintain calm.