Fodder Scam: Jharkhand High Court, extended Lalu Prasad bail

Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court extends bail period of Lalu Prasad till Aug 20, Yadav was granted six weeks provisional bail for treatment in May, which was later extended by the High Court. He was in Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Central Jail after being convicted in December 2017 in a fodder scam case.

Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh, has fixed August 17 for the final hearing on the pleas for further extending the bail period by three month. The full hearing on the petition could not take place as lawyers abstained from works owing to demise of one of their colleagues.

We have prayed for the extension of the bail period for three more months on medical grounds,” Prasad’s counsel Prabhat Kumar said.

On September 30, 2013, RJD Supremo was convicted in the first fodder scam case related to the Chaibasa Treasury. The court had on 19 March held the 69-year-old RJD chief guilty along with 18 others in connection with the case.