Faizabad: In a relief to Samajwadi Party leader Mitrasen Yadav, an additional session court on Thursday stayed a lower court's order of 7-year rigorous imprisonment to him in an embezzlement case.

Additional session judge Faridul granted stay on the chief judicial magistrate's order of seven-year rigorous imprisonment, following a plea filed by the former MP challenging the court order.

The judge also granted bail to Yadav.

On Wednesday, the court of additional chief judicial magistrate had sentenced the SP leader to seven years' rigorous imprisonment in a 14-year-old embezzlement case.

Yadav, a three time MP is Samajwadi Party's candidate from Bikapur constituency of Faizabad in the upcoming 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

The conviction of the SP leader had thrown spanner in his poll prospects.