No date has been fixed yet for the pronouncement of judgement in the case which is related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from Dumka Treasury (RC 38A/96).
The bypolls were the first electoral test after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar dumped the Grand Alliance and joined hands with the BJP last year.
In a written plea, the 69-year-old leader who is lodged in the central jail since his conviction on December 23, had sought leniency due to his illness and old age.
In a couple of tweets, Lalu alleged that the deal "smacks of nepotism and kickbacks" and charged the BJP with "parking huge funds for elections with such secret deals".
Lalu, accompanied by his elder son Tej Pratap, arrived at court for hearing in the fifth fodder scam case RC47A/96, related to Doranda Treasury.
PM said that people used to believe that the rich and powerful are never touched in anti-corruption measures and asserted that it is no longer so as three former chief ministers are now “rotting” in jail.
Without naming RJD, Nitish Kumar said that he had not turned his back on any of his govt's agenda but found it difficult to work with people who believed in using power for amassing wealth.
The special CBI court of Shiv Pal Singh had on January 6 handed down three-and-a-half years prison term to Lalu in the case pertaining to illegal withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar treasury between 1991 and 1994.
The former chief minister requesting for bail before the Special CBI Court in Ranchi, insisted judge Shiv Pal Singh for letting him have the the curd and flattened rice delicacy as part of Makar Sankranti celebrations.
The case relates to alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 35.62 crore from the Chaibasa treasury in the 1990s when Lalu was the chief minister of undivided Bihar.
Lalu, who was till now imprisoned in Ranchi's Birsa Munda Jail, will be transported to Hazaribagh open jail today, where he will reportedly be employed as a gardner.
The special CBI court in Ranchi sentenced Lalu to three-and-a-half years in jail and imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on him in the fodder scam case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury 21 years ago.
Tejashwi Yadav said that the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leaders must understand their party had actually split, not the RJD.