PATNA: Lalu Yadav surrendered in court today after his request for extension of parole was rejected last week. The former Bihar chief minister had been out on bail since May. “I am following the court’s order. I am unwell but I have faith in the high court verdict,” said the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief.
Yadav was out on a provisional bail, which has expired on Thursday, August 30, 2018 last week. After his surrender before Judge S S Prasad, RJD chief’s advocate Prabhat Kumar said his client had been suffering from various ailments. At this, the judge directed doctors of the Birsa Munda Jail to consult doctors who were treating the former chief minister.
He was released on six weeks’ provisional bail on May 11 by the Jharkhand High Court for medical treatment and was restrained from taking part in any public function, political activity or issuing statements to the media during the period.
The 70-year-old had asked for a three-month extension of his parole saying he needed treatment for anal abscess, kidney stone and enlarged prostate glands. But the Jharkhand High Court rejected it and ordered him to return to jail by 30th of August.