Lalu Yadav Gets Bail from Jharkhand High court
Lalu Yadav granted bail in fodder scam by Jharkhand high court today
Currently in Delhi AIIMS for treatment
Rastriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was granted bail in a case linked to Bihar fodder scam by Jharkhand High Court today. The former Bihar Chief Minister is serving his sentence in what was known as the "Dumka Treasury Case", where he was convicted of allegedly withdrawing ₹ 3.13 crore from the treasury in the city in Jharkhand, formerly in Bihar.
Lalu Prasad Yadav, currently in Delhi's AIIMS for treatment, had earlier got bail in three out of the four cases allegedly linked to the swindle of government funds meant for cattle fodder. With the bail in the Dumka case, he can now return home after being released from the hospital.
Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh while granting bail said that the Bihar leader can neither leave the country without permission nor change his address or mobile number during the bail period.
The "Dumka Treasury Case" allegedly involves funds withdrawn from the Dumka treasury by Bihar's Animal Husbandry Department officials between 1991 and 1996 when Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Chief Minister.
Last October, Mr Yadav had been granted bail in connection with the Chaibasa treasury case, also related to the fodder scam.
In jail since December 2017, the 72-year-old served most of his jail sentence at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Jharkhand. He was brought to Delhi in January after his health worsened.
In his absence, his son Tejaswi Yadav has been leading the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and has been credited with the party's strong performance in Bihar Assembly elections last year. It was the first time in 40 years that Mr.Yadav missed a state election campaign.