Fodder scam case: Lalu moves SC for bail

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Nov 26 2013, 10:33am hrs
RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who is undergoing a five-year jail term after being convicted in a fodder scam case, on Monday moved his bail plea before the Supreme Court which will hear the matter on November 29. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the matter was mentioned by senior advocate PH Parekh, said that the case will be taken up on Friday.

Lalu, whose Parliament membership was taken away after being convicted in the case, moved the apex court challenging the order of the Jharkhand High Court which had dismissed his bail plea.

Lalu, 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 R37.7 crore from Chaibasa treasury during the Lalu-led RJD regime.

The CBI court had pronounced varying prison terms to the convicted persons on October 3.