RANCHI, Sept 11:
The Jharkhand High Court today deferred the hearing on bail plea of jailed former Bihar chief minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav in a case of the fodder scam.
The court of Justice Apresh Kumar Singh deferred the hearing till October 9 after he was informed by the CBI that 26 days were still left for Yadav to complete half of the term of the imprisonment awarded to him.
However, Yadav’s lawyer Prabhat Kumar hoped that on October 9 he would be getting the bail.
The RJD supremo had filed the bail petition in Chaibasa Treasury Case of the Fodder Scam. In this particular case Lalu Yadav was awarded five years of imprisonment by a special CBI court in Ranchi.
On December 23, 2017, Lalu Yadav was first awarded an imprisonment of 3.5 years in Deoghar Treasury case of the Fodder Scam which was related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 84.53 crore. On March 24, 2018 he was awarded 7-7 years of imprisonment under two separate sections in connection with Dumka Treasury case which was related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore. While in two separate cases of fraudulent withdrawal from Chaibasa Treasury worth Rs 37.7 crore and Rs 33.67 crore he was awarded imprisonment of five years each. Imprisonment in all these three cases was running simultaneously. In July 2019 he was granted bail in Deoghar Treasury Case while on three occasions his bail has been cancelled in Dumka Treasury case. (UNI)