Fodder scam: High Court rejects Lalu Prasad's bail plea

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 06:41 hrs

Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court rejects bail petition of RJD leader Lalu Prasad serving a five-year sentence after being convicted in a fodder scam case.

The court had on Wednesday reserved its order on the bail petition moved by Lalu. After conclusion of the hearing by the CBI counsel against Lalu's bail plea, the bench of justice RR Prasad reserved the order for Thursday. The court had on October 25 granted provisional bail to another former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra.

Lalu, Mishra and 43 others were on September 30 convicted by the special CBI court judge Pravas Kumar Singh in the fodder case involving fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa Treasury during the Lalu-led RJD regime.

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