Fodder scam case: CBI challenges Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail in SC

Jharkhand HC had granted bail to Yadav in the case

lalu-prasad-yadav-file-pti RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday challenged the bail granted to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in Supreme Court.

The court is set to hear the petition on August 25.

Yadav was granted bail by Jharkhand High Court in the fodder scam case. While, CBI has challenged bail granted to him in four cases relating to fodder scam involving Dumka, Chaibasa, Doranda and Deogarh treasuries.

Lalu and another former Bihar chief minister, Jagannath Mishra, had been accused along with 20 others of illegally withdrawing nearly Rs 90 lakh from the Deoghar treasury between 1991 and 1994. Later, Mishra was acquitted in the case.

The first charge-sheet in the scam was filed in October 1997. Lalu was convicted in 2017.

In another scam case, central investigating agencies alleged that people were given employment in the Indian Railways from 2004-2009, when he was the railway minister. The investigation in the Railway recruitment scam is presently ongoing. 

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