After being convicted for the first time in connection with the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, former Bihar chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad was today sent to the jail for the sixth time in connection with different cases of the fodder scam and the disproportionate asset case, an offshoot of it.
After being convicted in a regular case of the conspiracy angle of the fodder scam, Prasad was taken to the jail in Ranchi.
The quantum of punishment would be pronounced on October 3.
Earlier in connection with various cases of the scam, the RJD leader was for the first time remanded to judicial custody on July 30, 1997. In this case, he remained in the jail for 134 days and was released from the jail on December 11, 1997.
Again on October 28, 1998, he was remanded to judicial custody in connection with another conspiracy angle case of the multi-crore rupee fodder scam and was released after spending 73 days in the jail.
Prasad was remanded to judicial custody for the third time on April 5, 2000, in connection with the DA case and remained in jail for three months. He was released on May 11, 2000, on a provisional bail, granted by the Patna High Court.
The RJD leader was sent to the jail in connection with the DA case of the fodder scam on November 28, 2000, following expiry of the provisional bail period. He remained in the jail for one day and was released the next day.