The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 10 April, refused bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) strongly opposed his plea, saying he was likely to indulge in political activities ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief is currently serving jail term in connection with fodder scam cases. His bail plea was rejected in all the three cases of the multi-crore fodder scam.
Supreme Court dismisses RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail plea in three cases of the multi-crore fodder scam. pic.twitter.com/0BTgu7qj7F
— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2019
These three cases in which he 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 chief – lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi – had challenged the 10 January verdict of the Jharkhand High Court dismissing his bail plea.