Admitting the petitions, the courts took him into judicial custody in these cases as well.
According to legal experts, the RJD chief has made a tactical move because the time spent in court custody would be deducted from his final sentence, if convicted in these cases.
His lawyer Prabhat Kumar said before Monday’s conviction, his client had already served 288 days at different points in time.
“These 288 days would be finally deducted from the five years’ imprisonment he has been awarded after conviction in one of the five cases (RC 20 (A)/96) on September 30,” Kumar said.
At a glance Other four pending cases against former CMs Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra: RC 64 (A)/96 (related to fake withdrawal of Rs. 90 lakh from Deoghar treasury)RC 68 (A)/96 (fake withdrawal of Rs. 33.61 crore from Chaibasa treasury)RC 47 (A)/96 (fake withdrawal of Rs. 139.39 crore from Doranda treasury, Ranchi)RC 38 (A)/96 (fake withdrawal of Rs. 3.31 crore from Dumka Treasury) Lalu in jail in the past (as claimed by his lawyer) July 30, 1997-December 11, 1997: 135 daysNovember 26, 1998- January 8, 1999: 44 daysMay 5, 2000- June 18, 2000: 45 daysNovember 26, 2001-January 27, 2002: 63 daysOne day in disproportionate assets (DA) case in 2000 Total Days: 288