RANCHI: In an enormous setback to former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Jharkhand Excessive Courtroom on Friday dismissed his bail software in reference to a fodder rip-off case, dashing his likelihood of instant launch from jail. The excessive court docket had on February 12 deferred the listening to to Friday.
Jharkhand Excessive Courtroom, whereas rejecting his bail plea within the Dumka Treasury case, directed Lalu Yadav to file a contemporary petition after two months.
It could be famous that the RJD chief has been in jail since December 2017 and was sentenced to seven years of jail in 2018 underneath the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 7 years underneath the Prevention of Corruption Act in relation to the fodder rip-off case.
The fodder rip-off pertains to the scandalous withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crore from the Dumka Treasury by the officers of the Animal Husbandry Division between the interval of 1991 and 1996 when Lalu was Bihar’s chief minister.
“Order on bail deferred resulting from CBI’s delay. We’re assured that the February 19 listening to might be in his (Lalu’s) favour after that he could also be launched in subsequent 2-Four days,” Prabhat Kumar, Lalu Prasad’s lawyer, was quoted as saying by information company ANI.