Ranchi: The bail plea of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was sentenced to five years in jail in the case related to the Doranda Treasury in the fodder scam, could not be heard on Friday. The RJD chief has filed a bail application in the Jharkhand High Court citing his ill health.
Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh was supposed to appear before him today, but he did not come, so the hearing could not take place. The hearing will now take place on April 8. In the past also, the hearing has been postponed twice due to different reasons. Lalu Yadav has been in jail since February 14. He has been sentenced to five years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 60 lakh in the fodder scam case related to Doranda Treasury. Due to his poor health, he was first admitted to RIMS from Ranchi jail. He was brought to AIIMS last week.
Lalu Yadav has challenged the sentence in the Jharkhand High Court. On March 4, the petition was directed to re-file due to mistakes. Subsequently, the records were sought from the CBI court which pronounced the sentence at the hearing on March 11. On this day, a response was sought from the CBI. The hearing was postponed as the judge did not appear on Friday, April 1. Let us know that the fodder scam related to Doranda Treasury in Jharkhand is worth 139.35 crores.