Lalu Prasad Gets Bail In Fodder Scam Case But He'll Remain In Jail. Here's Why.

Last week, the Rashtriya Janata Dal on Friday observed its foundation day in Patna sans Lalu and heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav refusing to attend the programme.

Lalu Prasad Gets Bail In Fodder Scam Case But He'll Remain In Jail. Here's Why.
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By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 12 Jul 2019 05:06 PM
Ranchi: Lalu Prasad Yadav received a partial relief from the Jharkhand High Court on Friday after it gave bail to the RJD chief in a fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal of funds from the Deoghar treasury. However, the former Bihar CM will continue to remain in jail in two other cases related to the scam and would not be released .

"Lalu Prasad has been given bail in one fodder scam in which he was awarded three and a half years jail. He will remain in jail in two more fodder scam cases in which he was awarded five years and 14 years imprisonment," the RJD chief's lawyer Prabhat Kumar said.


Lalu Prasad had filed his bail petition on June 13. The High Court granted him bail after the CBI filed its reply on his plea on July 5.

The former Bihar Chief Minister has been convicted in four fodder scam cases and awarded upto 14 years of imprisonment. He has already got bail in a fourth case related to the Rs 900-crore fodder scam.

At present, he undergoing treatment at a paying ward of Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS). He is suffering from kidney, sugar and other diseases.

Last week, the Rashtriya Janata Dal on Friday observed its foundation day in Patna sans Lalu and heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav refusing to attend the programme.

(With additional information from Agencies)

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