Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday said he will approach the high court and if need be the Supreme Court against the special CBI court verdict convicting his father in fodder scam case.
Earlier in the day, Lalu along with another former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra was convicted by the Special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Ranchi in connection with fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from the Chaibasa treasury in 1992-1993.
"The CBI court's conviction is neither final nor the last. We will challenge the verdict in the High Court," the Bihar deputy chief minister said.
"We will go to the apex court for justice to Laluji, who is the people's hero and icon of social justice," he said.
"Laluji lives in the hearts of crores of people, not only in Bihar but across the country and abroad. Laluji may be behind the bars after being framed under conspiracy by his rivals, mainly the BJP and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is also JD-U president. RJD will go to the people because their decision is bigger than any decision", he added.
"We all know that BJP has been conspiring against Laluji but we have full confidence in the judiciary, and Laluji will get justice soon," Lalu's younger son said.