Jharkhand HC grants bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav in fodder scam

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The Jharkhand High Court on Friday granted bail to former Bihar chief minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case involving illegal withdrawal of funds from the Deoghar treasury.

The RJD chief 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.

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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.

In April, the Supreme Court had dismissed Yadav’s arguments that he has been in jail for 24 months, saying in comparison to the 14-year sentence awarded to him, 24 months was nothing.

(With ANI inputs)

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