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Fodder Scam: SC issues notice to CBI on Lalu Yadav's bail plea

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 March 2019, 12:25 IST

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to CBI on bail plea filed by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking bail in 3 fodder scam cases.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi sought a response from CBI within two weeks. Yadav sought bail on medical grounds. The next hearing in the case is fixed on March 29.

Earlier, the Jharkhand High Court had rejected Lalu's bail plea on January 10. Lalu Prasad Yadav is serving his sentence in three fodder scam cases related to fraudulent withdrawals from the Dumka, Deoghar and Chaibasa treasuries.

Former Bihar chief minister has been away from active politics since December 17, after being convicted in the four out of six fodder scam cases, including Deoghar treasury case.

The Fodder scandal is of over Rs 900-crore that is related to illegal withdrawal of money from government treasury in different districts in the Animal Husbandry department in undivided Bihar in the 1990s when RJD was in power in the state.

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First published: 15 March 2019, 11:59 IST