- Lalu Yadav is among 16 people who have been convicted today
- He was convicted in a case related to embezzlement of Rs 89 lakh
- Mr Yadav, after the verdict, was immediately taken into custody
"Truth can be made to appear as a lie, as ambiguous or a half lie by concerted onslaught of bias driven propaganda. But blurred layer of bias and hatred will still be removed, come what may! In end Truth will win (sic)" he tweeted.
In follow up posts on the micro blogging site, the Rashtriya Janata Dal or RJD chief invoked Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Baba Saheb Ambedkar, saying had they failed in their efforts, history would have treated them as villains.
Had people like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Baba Saheb Ambedkar failed in their efforts, history would have treated them as villains. They still are villains for the biased, racist and caste-ist minds. No one should expect any different treatment.— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) December 23, 2017
“You can harass me, but you can’t defeat me,” he also tweeted in Hindi.
Mr Yadav is among 16 people who have been convicted today in a case related to embezzling of more than Rs 89 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994. Former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and five others have been acquitted by the court.
Initially, there were 34 accused in the case, out of whom 11 died during the course of the trial, while one turned approver and admitted to the crime.
The RJD chief is already convicted in another fodder scam case that cost him his Lok Sabha seat and disqualified him from contesting elections. In October 2013, Mr Yadav was found guilty of charges of embezzling Rs. 37 crore. He received bail from the Supreme Court after spending two months in jail.
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