Fodder Scam: RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav Did Not Get Bail, Now Hearing After 6 Weeks
In the case related to Fodder Scam, the hearing of Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav (Lalu Prasad Yadav) on Friday has been postponed for six weeks. According to reports, the hearing was deferred because half the sentence of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s sentence has not ended, and this is a necessary condition for early release. There are 40 days left for the completion of this waqf.
Earlier this hearing was postponed because the CBI had not filed its side in the Jharkhand High Court. Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is serving four years imprisonment in the case of corruption, has got bail in many other cases. This is the last case against Lalu Prasad Yadav, and this time he is also expected to be released on bail.
In the hearing held last month, his lawyer Kapil Sibal accused the CBI of ‘willfully delaying the bail application’.
The ‘Dumka Treasury Case’ relates to the withdrawal of three and a half crore rupees from Dumka Treasury by the officers of the Animal Husbandry Department of Bihar between 1991 and 1996, during which Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Chief Minister of Bihar. Lalu Prasad Yadav got bail in the Chaibasa treasury case related to the fodder scam in October itself. But due to non-completion of the hearing of the ‘Dumka Treasury Case’, he had to remain in jail.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader has been in jail since he was convicted in December 2017. He has spent most of his sentence in Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital in Jharkhand.
In his absence, his son Tejashwi Yadav has been leading the RJD and he is being credited for the party’s good performance in the recently held Bihar assembly elections. This was the first time in the last 40 years when Lalu Prasad Yadav did not campaign in the state assembly elections.
Under the leadership of Tejashwi Yadav, the party emerged as the largest party in the state, but the opposition coalition failed to touch the majority figure. Tejashwi Yadav said that his father would be released on November 9 after hearing the bail plea, and the next day Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would be ‘farewell’. But Nitish Kumar remained in power.