Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Fodder scam: Lalu moves Jharkhand High Court against conviction, seeks bail

Fodder scam: Lalu moves Jharkhand High Court against conviction, seeks bail

One could call it jail bharo, Lalu style.

On the occasion of the makar Sakaranti RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav will get special food dahi Chura but no visitors are allowed to meet him in the jail.Lalu is serving 3.5 years jail term in the relation to the Bihar fodder scam.

"It seems these are the two people who had surrendered in a case which was registered on December 23".

JD (U) also said that after Lalu's jail term begins, his party will disintegrate soon, as senior leaders like Jagdanand Singh, Shivanand Tiwari, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Abdul Bard Siddiqui and Ramchandra Purve won't accept a non-matriculate leader like Tejaswi Yadav as their leader.

Sources said that the two have allegedly been personally attending to him inside the jail since December 23, the day the RJD chief was convicted and sent to prison in the Deoghar treasury fodder scam case.

"We have filed a case in the court of first class judicial magistrate Avanika Gautam seeking criminal proceedings against Sumit Yadav, who is the nephew of Madan Yadav".

The JD (U) and the BJP also demanded a high-level probe to find out the "real truth" behind Lalu Yadav's helpers reaching the jail just hours before he was convicted.

He said that Lalu was in jail not because he took part in the freedom struggle but for amassing illegal wealth through corrupt means. Lalu said Makar Sankranti was round the corner and requested for bail.

Sources said Mahto and Madan Yadav, both residents of Jharkhand, had moved into a house in Ranchi a few weeks before the December 23 CBI special court verdict against Lalu Yadav. The case relates to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 35 crore and 62 lakh from the Chaibasa treasury in the 1990s when RJD chief Lalu Prasad was the chief minister.

In a huge setback to the RJD, its supremo Lalu Prasad was on January 6 sentenced to three-and-a-half-years jail in a fodder scam case.

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