Fodder Scam: Lalu Prasad Yadav Granted Bail; To Remain In Jail

Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav was granted bail by Jharkhand High Court in the Chaibasa Treasury case related to the fodder scam.

Jessica David

October 9, 2020

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The Jharkhand High Court on Friday (October 9) granted bail to former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection with the Chaibasa Treasury case related to the Rs 950 crore fodder scam. The case concerned the withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from the Chaibasa Treasury during the year 1992-93 when the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader was the chief minister of Bihar. Lalu Prasad Yadav will not be free despite the bail being granted as he has been sentenced to 14 years in jail in connection to the Dumka treasury embezzlement case.

The Dumka case pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crore from the Dumka treasury by officials from Animal Husbandry Department between the years 1991 and 1996 when Yadav was the CM of undivided Bihar. The RJD leader and former union minister has been convicted in three cases related to the fodder scam. Yadav is under treatment in Jharkhand’s premier Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) as he has been suffering from ‘Type 2’ diabetes and hypertension. He is a chronic kidney patient.

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