Jharkhand HC grants bail to RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav in fodder scam case

Jharkhand High Court grants bail to RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam case relating to Deoghar treasury

RJD national president Lalu Prasad (PTI)
RJD national president Lalu Prasad (PTI)

NH Web Desk

Jharkhand High Court on Friday granted bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam case relating to Deoghar treasury.

Justice Apresh Kumar Singh granted Yadav's bail plea in the case relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury on the ground that he has served half of his prison term of three-and-a-half years.

Yadav was convicted in four fodder scam cases pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of money from Deoghar, Dumka and Chaibasa treasuries in Jharkhand. He was convicted in two cases for fraudulent withdrawals from the Chaibasa Treasury.

Besides the Deoghar Treasury case, he has secured bail in one of the Chaibasa cases.

The RJD chief is also facing a fifth fodder scam case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of money from Doranda Treasury.

Yadav has been in a prison here since December 2017 and is now under treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in the city.

Prasad will, however, remain in custody since he has also been convicted and sentenced to prison terms in cases of illegal money withdrawal from Dumka and Chaibasa treasuries. He is facing trial in the Doranda fodder scam case.

The RJD leader was lodged in Birsa Munda Central Jail on December 23, 2017. He was shifted to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here for treatment of a kidney-related ailment in August last year.

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Published: 12 Jul 2019, 3:24 PM