Lalu Prasad Yadav surrendered before a CBI court, Fodder Scam

Lalu Prasad Yadav surrendered before a CBI court on Thursday, 30 August, in connection with the fodder scam case.

Lalu Prasad Yadav, surrendered before a CBI court today, in connection with the fodder scam case.

The Jharkhand High Court earlier rejected his request for a three-month bail extension on medical grounds.

He was discharged from Mumbai’s Asian Heart Institute on 24 August, after which he was recovering in Patna.

The former chief minister was granted six weeks provisional bail for treatment in May, which was later extended by the high court.

India Moving Towards Dictatorship: Lalu Yadav On Activists’ Arrest

Earlier in the day, he condemned the arrests of five activists in connection with the Bhima Koregaon protests.

He asserted that the country was “moving towards dictatorship.”

Conviction In Fodder Scam

He was in Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Central Jail after being convicted in December 2017 in the fodder scam case.

He was also convicted in two other cases in January and March 2018 and was awarded 14 years’ imprisonment.

In 2013, he was convicted in the first fodder scam case and sentenced to jail for five years.

The multi-million fodder scam had surfaced in the 1990s when Lalu Yadav was Bihar’s chief minister. At the directive of Patna High Court, the probe was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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