Jharkhand High Court grants 6-week provisional bail to Lalu


Ranchi, May 11: The Jharkhand High Court today granted a six-week provisional bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

The provisional bail has been given to Yadav on the basis of medical grounds.

His lawyer had sought three months provisional bail, telling the court that the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief wanted to get treated in Mumbai.

Hearing the petition, Justice Apresh Kumar Singh demanded a medical report from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

Lalu Prasad, who was undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) here after he was brought here from AIIMS on May 1, is presently in Patna on three days parole to attend the marriage of his eldest son Tej Pratap on May 12.

In the Birsa Munda jail here since December 23, 2017 being convicted in a fodder scam case, he was admitted to RIMS on March 17 following complaints of uneasiness.

The RJD leader has been convicted in four fodder scam cases since 2013 — the latest being the Dumka treasury case in which a CBI court awarded him to 14 years jail term.


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