The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 25 lakh on Yadav.
According to reports, the CBI wanted the maximum punishment of seven years in jail for Yadav, saying it will send a message that such crimes won't be tolerated.
Former Bihar Chief Minister Dr. Jagannath Mishra and sitting JD (U) MP Jagdish Sharma were sentenced to four years in prison each in the case.
Special CBI Judge Pravas Kumar Singh pronounced the quantum of punishment through video conferencing.
Lalu Prasad Yadav's lawyers earlier argued that he was too old and suffered from many diseases, to counter the CBI's plea for maximum punishment of seven years in jail for the RJD supremo in the fodder scam case.
65-year-old Lalu and other convicts are currently lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail here.
In all, 45 fodder accused had been convicted in the case and the judge had delivered the sentence against eight of them on September 30 itself.
--ANI (Posted on 03-10-2013)