CBI, Fodder Scam and Laloo Prasad Yadav

Former Chief Minister of Bihar and RJD supremo Laloo Prasad Yadav, who was serving a jail sentence in the fodder scam, got a major setback.

The Jharkhand High Court has refused to raise the payroll of RJD President Laloo Yadav's medical ground and the Jharkhand High Court has ordered the Bihar Chief Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav to surrender till August 30.

CBI, Fodder Scam and Laloo Prasad Yadav

In this way, the application court has dismissed his bail on medical grounds for three months. That is, till August 30, Laloo Yadav will go to jail.

Lalu Yadav is currently in Mumbai's Asiatic Heart Hospital, where he is undergoing through a treatment. Although lawyers of Lalu Yadav say that they have many other diseases, they should be given another payroll for health benefits. In fact, the lawyers of Lalu Yadav had demanded an extension of Provincial Bell on the medical ground, which was rejected by the court.

Lalu Yadav's advocate Prabhat Kumar said that Lalu Yadav will be treated at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science Hospital, Ranchi. He will be brought from Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute, where he was admitted. RJD President Laloo Prasad, who was released on temporary bail, was admitted to the Mumbai hospital for treatment of cardiac-related problems.

Significantly, Lalu Prasad is serving a jail sentence in all three cases, including the Devgarh treasury of the Yadav “Chara” scam. In three cases related to the fodder scam, CBI court in Ranchi had sentenced Lalu to death on December 2017. The RJD leader was then detained.

Broad conspiracy

The CBI has been saying that this is not a matter of general economic corruption but a conspiracy of a broad conspiracy in which the state's employees, leaders, and business partners were equally involved.

The matter was not limited to the national Janata Dal. In this connection, another former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra was arrested. Many other state ministers were also arrested.

CBI, Fodder Scam and Laloo Prasad Yadav

Large-scale arrests and raids were carried out as soon as the CBI took over. The CBI filed a charge sheet against Laloo Prasad Yadav, after which he had to resign from his post and later he could stay in jail for several months till he got bail from the Supreme Court.

There was a lot of hindrance in speeding up the case. Earlier, there was a long legal debate on whether the cases of Jharkhand state, which were separated from Bihar, will be heard in Patna High Court or in the Ranchi High Court.

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