Patna/Ranchi: RJD president Lalu Prasad, serving sentence in fodder scam cases, has sought a five-day parole to attend the wedding of his elder son later this week, his lawyer and one of his close aides said on Tuesday.
The parole was granted by the court on Wednesday, DNA reported.
The septuagenarian Prasad, who has been convicted in three fodder scam cases by a special CBI court at Ranchi since December 2018, is ailing and currently undergoing treatment at RIMS hospital in the Jharkhand capital.
His son Tej Pratap Yadav, a sitting MLA and former state minister, will be tying the nuptial knot with Aishwarya Rai, daughter of party legislator Chandrika Rai, on Saturday, 12 May in Patna.
"We moved an application before the IG, Jail on Monday for parole from 10 May to 14 May. We hope that our leader will not be deprived of the opportunity to attend the marriage ceremony of his son which is an occasion that comes once in a lifetime," RJD national general secretary and MLA Bhola Yadav told PTI over phone.
Yadav is close to the entire family of the RJD supremo. He is currently in Ranchi to help the party chief in seeking release from custody.
When contacted, officials of Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi said that they are looking into the request for Prasad's parole and would take an appropriate action.
In Ranchi, Prasad's lawyer Prabhat Kumar also corroborated moving application for parole of incarcerated RJD chief for five days (from 10 to 14 May ) for attending his son's marriage.
Last week, Prasad had moved an application for provisional bail before the Jharkhand High Court which got deferred till 11 May on account of a strike by lawyers.
The RJD chief was recently shifted from AIIMS Delhi to Ranchi after doctors their declared him fit.
He could not attend the engagement ceremony of Tej Pratap at Patna on 18 April over which his family had expressed sorrow. Tej Pratap had posted an emotional tweet "miss you Papa."
Miss you PAPA 😔
— Tej Pratap Yadav (@TejYadav14) April 18, 2018
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: May 09, 2018 14:41 PM