CBI court releases Lalu Prasad Yadav's passport for renewal

A CBI court in Patna on Tuesday released RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's passport which was seized by the central probe agency due to cases related to fodder scam.

IANSUpdated: Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 11:48 AM IST
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CBI court in Patna on Tuesday released RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's passport | ANI

In the recent development, a CBI court in Patna on Tuesday released Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) national President Lalu Prasad Yadav's passport which was seized by the central probe agency due to cases related to fodder scam.

The court released the passport after hearing a plea filed by the 75-year-old veteran socialist on June 6.

Speaking to the news agency ANI, Prabhat Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav's lawyer said, "CBI court has allowed our petition for renewal of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's passport, we'll get the passport by tomorrow & apply for renewal. He'll be able to travel to Singapore for kidney transplant. CBI tried to oppose it."

Sources have said that Lalu Prasad will have to renew his passport as it has expired. On it is renewed, the RJD leader will soon travel to Singapore for his kidney transplant.

The 74-year-old is suffering from multiple diseases including severe infections in his kidneys and lungs. He also has complications related to blood pressure as well.

The former Minister of Railways is currently on bail after completing more than half of the jail term in the fodder scam.

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