Ranchi: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was today released from Birsa Munda Central Jail here, two-and-a-half months after he was convicted in a fodder scam case.
The former Bihar Chief Minister was released after he completed the bail formalities in a Special CBI court here as directed by the Supreme Court. Yadav came out of the main gate and paid obeisance to the tribal icon statue in jail premises.
"I will go around the country to strengthen the secular forces and Narendra Modi or BJP or RSS will not be allowed to fulfil their dreams," a relieved Lalu told reporters soon after release. Hundreds of RJD supporters greeted him on his release.
The RJD chief, another former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and 43 others were on September 30 convicted by a special CBI court in the fodder scam case involving fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa Treasury during the Prasad-led RJD regime.