Lalu Prasad in hospital after health complaints

Lalu was Rail Minister in 2006 when 2 IRCTC hotels went to a private firm

He was convicted in the third case on January 24, related to fraudulent withdrawals from the Chaibasa treasury, and awarded a five-year jail term.

His elder son Tej Pratap Yadav along with senior RJD leaders and hundreds of party supporters reached the hospital.

Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was admitted to a hospital in Rachi on Saturday after he complained of chest pain at Birsa Mundra Jail, IANS reported.

The special CBI judge is on a training programme.

The 69-year-old former Bihar chief minister is serving a prison sentence in a fodder scam case.

News agency ANI tweeted, "Fodder scam (Dumka) case hearing: Verdict expected to be pronounced at 2 pm today by Ranchi Court, Lalu Yadav will not be present in court as he is unwell and in hospital for the last three days".

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Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences SK Chowdhary said the former chief minister was admitted to the cardiology wing and was now under observation, The Indian Express reported. The case is related to alleged withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury when Prasad was the chief minister of Bihar.Besides Prasad, former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and 29 people, including former IAS officers and some officials are also accused in the case.

Lalu has so far been convicted in three fodder scam cases out of a total of six in which he has been facing trial.

On Friday, the Special CBI court had made three former bureaucrats of Bihar accountant-general's office accused in the fodder scam.

The fifth case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 139 crore from the Doranda treasury in Ranchi is pending with the court.

He was first convicted in 2013 and awarded five years in jail.

The multi-million-rupee scam, famous as fodder scam, surfaced in the 1990s when Lalu Prasad was Chief Minister of undivided Bihar.

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