Ranchi, June 22: The Ranchi Court on Friday extended a provisional bail of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav till 3rd July.
Besides this, the court fixed June 29 to hear the plea of extending the bail period.
Ranchi Court extends provisional bail of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav till 3rd July. Court to hear his plea of extending the bail period on 29th June. He has been serving jail term in connection with fodder scam cases. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/Ow3i8iZvsj
— ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2018
Earlier in the month, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief returned to Patna from Mumbai, where was undergoing treatment for his heart-related problem.
However, he was brought to Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai on Tuesday, following chest pain and low hemoglobin count.
On a related note, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi awarded 37 accused to jail terms between three to 14 years in April, in connection with the aforementioned case.
Among the 37 people, public servant O. P. Diwakar was sentenced to imprisonment of 14 years and a fine of Rs 2 crore; while 15 other public servants were given seven years imprisonment and a fine of Rs1 crore each.
The case was filed by the probe agency on April 15, 1996, in compliance with the orders of the Patna High Court.
It involves fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 34.91 crore from the treasury of Bihar’s Dumka between 1991 and 1996.