Fodder scam: Jharkhand HC rejects Lalu's bail plea

Justice RR Prasad passed the order stating after hearing the petition it was not inclined to give bail and thereby rejected it.

hidden October 31, 2013 21:25:50 IST
Fodder scam: Jharkhand HC rejects Lalu's bail plea

Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court today rejected the bail plea of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, who is serving a five-year sentence at the Birsa Munda Central Jail here after being convicted in a fodder scam case.

Justice RR Prasad passed the order stating after hearing the petition it was not inclined to give bail and thereby rejected it.

Fodder scam Jharkhand HC rejects Lalus bail plea

Lalu Prasad. AFP

The court had yesterday concluded the hearing and reserved the order for today.

The bail petition of former MP Jagdish Sharma was adjourned till 22 November.

Lalu, another former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and 43 others were on 30 September convicted by the special CBI court Judge Pravas Kumar Singh in the fodder scam case involving fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa Treasury during the Lalu-led RJD regime.

Ailing Mishra secured provisional bail from the high court till 8 January.

The CBI court had pronounced varying prison terms to the convicted persons on 3 October.

PTI

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