Tejashwi Yadav, other RJD leaders found guilty of contempt of court
Because the listening to for the sentencing of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and 14 others started on Wednesday, the particular CBI court docket issued a contempt of court docket discover to some senior RJD leaders, together with Tejashwi Yadav.
The court docket discovered senior RJD leaders Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Manoj Jha and former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav responsible of contempt of court docket.
The CBI court docket additionally summoned them to seem earlier than it on January 23.
Reacting to the choice of the court docket, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, who was current within the court docket premises, advised mediapersons that he was but to get any details about the identical, including that he would reply by means of authorized means if he received the discover.
In the meantime, RJD’s Manoj Jha termed the choice of the court docket as “stunning”, claiming that he by no means stated something concerning the verdict of the court docket.
“It’s stunning as a result of none of us uttered a single phrase in opposition to the judicial course of or the judgement,” Jha stated.
Stories stated that senior Congress chief Manish Tewari was additionally discovered responsible of contempt of court docket by the court docket.
The leaders had been served the discover by the CBI court docket reportedly for his or her feedback in opposition to the choice to convict Lalu Prasad within the fodder rip-off case.
In the meantime, the particular CBI court docket deferred the sentencing of Lalu and
14 others until Thursday, reportedly due to the demise of a lawyer.
The RJD chief and 14 others had been convicted within the fodder rip-off case by the particular CBI court docket on December 23, following which Lalu was taken into custody and despatched to Birsa Munda central jail within the Jharkhand capital.
Whereas Lalu was convicted within the rip-off by the court docket, former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra in addition to six others had been acquitted.
Reacting to his conviction, the RJD chief had stated that Lalu was not alone within the “dharma yudh” and that total Bihar stood with him.