On issue of bail plea of Lalu Yadav, court seeks CBI response

On the issue of bail plea of former Minister Lalu Yadav, the Supreme Court today sought the CBI’s response.

Lalu Yadav is in jail in connection with the multi-crore fodder scam.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the central probe agency to respond within two weeks on the RJD supremo’s plea, challenging the Jharkhand High Court’s order, rejecting his bail in three cases.

Lalu Yadav in his plea in High Court on January 10, had cited old age and said that he was suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and other ailments.

The RJD chief is serving a 14-year jail term after being convicted in the 900-crore fodder scam, which relates to fraudulent withdrawal of money from treasuries in the animal husbandry department in early 1990s, when Lalu Yadav was the chief minister.

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