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

In a big setback to RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Jharkhand High Court on Thursday dismissed the bail petition filed by jailed Lalu Yadav in connection to three cases of multi-crore Fodder Scam.

Justice Arpesh Kumar Singh turned down the bail request of the former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav, said CBI Counsel Rajeev Sinha.

RJD Chief is currently lodged in a paying ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi.

Earlier on Jan 4, the same court had reserved its judgment on the issue. Prior to this, Jharkhand High Court on December 21 deferred the Bail Plea filed by Jailed Lalu Prasad Yadav after the CBI Counsel said that He is yet to receive the reports on RJD Chief’s Health. Senior Lawyer Kapil Sibal appeared for Lalu Prasad Yadav.

CBI Counsel Sinha on December 21 requested the court to fix any other date for the hearing of the Bail Petition as he as not received the report on Petitioners’ health from his Doctors.

Yadav’s counsel Kapil Sibal on December 11 had appealed for bail on the health ground.

The December 11 petition by him stated that Lalu Prasad Yadav is 71 years old and is suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and other ailments. It further mentioned that he got bail in one of the four fodder scam cases, thereby seeking bail in the rest of the cases.

Lalu was convicted in fodder scam cases involving the unlawful withdrawal of money from Deoghar, Dumka, and Chaibasa. He has been jailed since December last year. Tejashwi Yadav to host ‘Grand Alliance’ first meet to discuss a roadmap for 2019 general elections

Yadav is facing fifth case pertaining to the Doranda treasury. The ‘Fodder Scam’, 1996 involves misappropriation of Funds from the treasury of the Bihar Government.

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