Lalu Yadav

The Jharkhand High Court on Saturday granted bail to RJD president and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav in a case linked to the fodder scam.

Yadav, who is currently undergoing treatment at AIIMS Delhi, will be able to walk out of jail after being released from the hospital.

The court granted bail to him in the Dumka treasury case, in which he was convicted of withdrawing Rs 3.13 crore from the treasury in Jharkhand’s Dumka, formerly in Bihar.

The bail was granted by Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh.

The court directed him neither to leave the country without permission nor change his address and mobile number during the bail period.

“The bench of justice Aparesh Kumar Singh granted bail to Prasad on the condition that he would furnish two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each and Rs 10 lakh fine amount before the court below,” CBI’s counsel and assistant solicitor general Rajiv Sinha said.

The former Bihar CM was convicted in three other cases related to the fodder scam, in which he was granted bail earlier.

The 72-year-old veteran politician has spent a lot of time in the hospital since 2017, the year he was jailed due to his poor health.

He was flown from Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) to AIIMS Delhi in January this year after his health worsened.

A special CBI court sentenced Yadav to 14 years of imprisonment in the fodder scam case.

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