SC Agrees To List CBI's Plea Challenging Bail To Lalu Prasad Yadav In Fodder Scam Case

SC Agrees To List CBI's Plea Challenging Bail To Lalu Prasad Yadav In Fodder Scam Case

The CBI mentioned before the Supreme Court seeking urgent listing of its plea to cancel the bail of Lalu Prasad.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, August 18, 2023, 06:02 PM IST
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Lalu Prasad Yadav with RJD's Shivanand Tiwari in Bihar | Twitter

The Supreme Court on Friday (August 18) agreed to list a plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) challenging the bail granted by Jharkhand High Court to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo and former Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav, in the fodder scam case.

The CBI mentioned before the Supreme Court seeking urgent listing of its plea to cancel the bail of Lalu Prasad. The hearing on the matter will now be on August 25.

Fodder-scam case

The complicated fodder-scam (chaara ghotala as it is known in Hindi) case has seen Lalu getting convicted five times in different cases related to the scam. The case goes all the way back to the year 1996. That year, the Animal Husbandry department in Chaibasa witnessed raids that unearthed the Rs 950-crore fodder scam. Lalu Yadav, the then chief minister of Bihar, was made an accused along with several others. The first conviction for Lalu in the fodder scam had come in the year 2013, when he was convicted along with 44 others. However, he had secured bail. Lalu Yadav was convicted for the fifth time in 5th case in the fodder scam on February 21, 2022, for over five years and was even fined Rs 60 lakhs by the Ranchi Court.

Lalu out on bail

RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav is out on bail due to ill health. He even had a successful kidney transplant recently, which gave him a new lease of life. After months of incarceration and ill-health kept him low and out of public life, Lalu has been politically active since recovering from the ailments. Recently, he even made heads turn with his comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on PM's independene day speech. Speaking in his inimitable style, the RJD supremo declared that this was the last time that Narendra Modi had addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on independence day as the Prime Minister.

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