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NEW DELHI: ‘Play harmonia or tabla to beat the cold’: Judge to jailed Lalu Yadav ahead of his sentencing in fodder scam. According to a lawyer who was present in the courtroom, Lalu Yadav told the judge: “Sir, jail me thanda bahut lagta hai. (It is very cold in the prison.)”

Special CBI judge Shivpal Singh on Thursday suggested former Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav to play harmonia or tabla to beat the cold in Ranchi jail.

“If you feel cold, then play harmonia or tabla to beat the cold”, the judge was replying to Lalu’s statement that it is “very cold” in prison. According to a lawyer who was present in the courtroom, Lalu Yadav told the judge: “Sir, jail me thanda bahut lagta hai. (It is very cold in the prison.)”

The sentencing of Lalu Yadav, who is lodged at the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi, is expected today. According to lawyers, Lalu can be awarded three to seven years’ punishment. If he gets three years’ term, he would get bail soon after sentencing.

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