Jharkhand High Court extends bail period of Lalu Prasad Yadav till August 20

Jharkhand High Court extends bail period of Lalu Prasad Yadav till August 20

RANCHI: The Jharkhand High Court today extended the provisional bail period of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, convicted in four fodder scam cases, till August 20 on medical grounds.nnThe period was extended by Justice Apresh Kumar Singh.nn”We have prayed for the extension of the bail period for three more months on medical grounds,” Prasad’s counsel Prabhat Kumar told PTI.nnThe high court had on May 11 granted six weeks provisional bail to Prasad and again extended it till August 14, Chitaranjan Sinha, another counsel for the RJD chief, said.nnPrasad is currently being treated at the Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai, Sinha said.nnHe has been convicted in four cases of the multi-crore fodder scam.nnThe cases relate to illegal withdrawal of money from government treasuries in different districts for the the animal husbandry department in undivided Bihar in the 1990s when the RJD was in power in the state.nnOn September 30, 2013, he was convicted in the first fodder scam case related to the Chaibasa Treasury.nnThe former Bihar chief minister was again convicted in another case related to the Chaibasa Treasury on January 24, 2018. On February 23 and March 19, he was convicted in cases related to the Deoghar Treasury and the Dumka Treasury respectively.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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