Ranchi, January 10: Jharkhand High Court on Thursday rejected bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad in three cases of the multi-crore fodder scam. Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh turned down the bail plea of Yadav. On January 4, the court had reserved its order on the RJD chief’s plea after hearing arguments of his counsel Kapil Sibal and that of the CBI. Yadav is currently lodged in a paying ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi. IRCTC Scam: Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi And Tejashwi Yadav Named In Chargesheet Filed By ED.
The RJD supremo is has been in custody on December 23, 2017, after he was convicted in three different cases related to the fodder scam. According to reports, Yadav will now move the Supreme Court against the decision. Meanwhile, the Patiala House Court will hear the IRCTC Scam case on January 19 in which Yadav is also one of the accused.
Earlier on December 20, the court granted interim bail to the former Bihar chief minister IRCTC scam case and also extended the interim bail of Lalu's wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav and others till January 19 in the ED case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The RJD chief is facing charges of misusing his position in the allotment of a contract to a private company for the maintenance of two IRCTC hotels located at Puri and Ranchi.