Supreme Court to hear Lalu Prasad Yadav’s plea for bail on 10 April; RJD chief convicted in three cases related to fodder scam

The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear on 10 April a plea of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking bail in three cases related to the multi-crore-rupee fodder scam, in which he has been convicted.

Press Trust of India April 05, 2019 13:01:54 IST
Supreme Court to hear Lalu Prasad Yadav’s plea for bail on 10 April; RJD chief convicted in three cases related to fodder scam
  • The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear on 10 April a plea of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking bail in three cases related to the multi-crore-rupee fodder scam

  • A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the CBI to file reply by 9 April and said Yadav's bail plea will be taken up for hearing next Wednesday

  • Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo, sought urgent listing of the bail plea saying notice has been issued in the matter

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear on 10 April a plea of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking bail in three cases related to the multi-crore-rupee fodder scam, in which he has been convicted.

Supreme Court to hear Lalu Prasad Yadavs plea for bail on 10 April RJD chief convicted in three cases related to fodder scam

File image of Lalu Prasad Yadav. PTI

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the CBI to file reply by 9 April and said Yadav's bail plea will be taken up for hearing next Wednesday. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo, sought urgent listing of the bail plea saying notice has been issued in the matter.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the agency needs to file reply in the matter. "You (CBI) file the reply by 9 April. We will take up the matter (Yadav's bail plea) on 10 April, the bench said.

Prasad, currently lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi, has challenged the 10 January verdict of the Jharkhand High Court dismissing his bail plea.

The three cases in which Prasad has been convicted are related to the over-Rs 900-crore fodder scam, which pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of money from the treasuries in the Animal Husbandry department in the early 1990s, when Jharkhand was part of Bihar. The RJD was in power in Bihar with Prasad as the chief minister when the scam had allegedly taken place.

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