Lalu Prasad's younger son and his preferred political heir, Tejaswi Yadav told media that they will challenge the verdict in the high court.
He said, "My father has been a victim of a political conspiracy. He is innocent. We will appeal against the judgement and will give a befitting political reply to his opponents."
Commenting on the verdict, senior RJD leader, Ashish Ranjan Sinha said, "We respect the court's verdict, but it is not a blow to RJD."
(With agencies input)