Fodder Scam: SC Refuses Bail to Lalu Day After CBI Opposes Plea

Jailed RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav (File Photo)

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.

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.

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