Fodder Scam: Top Court seeks CBI response on Bail plea of RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav

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The Supreme Court today issued notice and asked CBI to furnish response from the probing CBI on the bail plea of RJD Chief Lalu Yadav in connection cases fodder scam. The Top Court Bench headed CJI Ramjan Gogoi directed the Central Probing agency to furnish the reply within two weeks.

Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav moved to the Apex Court challenging the Jharkhand High Court‘s order that has rejected Bail of a plea of Yadav who is an accused in Fodder Scam. RJD Chief Lalu Yadav filed a Bail Petition in the Supreme Court citing his Health Issues and approaching General Elections to get bail.

Yadav cited his age, deteriorating health, and the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as grounds for seeking bail before the Top Court. In the bail plea filed by the RJD Supremo, it has been stated that being the national Chief Of Rashtriya Janta Dal he is required to make preparations for the Lok Sabha elections. The Plea further added that his signature will be required to grant election symbols to candidates among other duties.

RJD Chief is currently lodged in a paying ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi. He is serving sentences in connection to the cases of multi-crore Fodder Scam.

RJD Supremo moved to Supreme Court after Jharkhand High Court on January 10 last month declined to give any relief and rejected his Bail Petition.

READ: No relief to Lalu Yadav: Jharkhand HC dismisses RJD chief’s bail plea in Fodder Scam Cases

His Party’s alliance with Congress, RLSP and other parties have not announced any seat-sharing terms and it is expected that it will only be announced once RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav would be out. However, all parties under grand alliance had met recently and it is been expected that Congress would get 10 seats in the Lok Sabha Polls in Bihar.

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