RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was granted bail on April 17 by the Jharkhand High Court in the Dumka treasury case of the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, paving way for his release from jail.
The court directed him neither to leave the country without permission nor change his address and mobile number during the bail period.
Lalu had acquired bail in three other cases of the fodder scam and was waiting for judgement in the instant case related to illegal withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury in 90s to come out of the jail.
Lalu’s tryst with jail in the fodder scam dates back to the 90s when he surrendered before a CBI court in 1997 and was sent to judicial custody.
In September 2013, a trial court in Ranchi held him guilty in the first of six cases against him. The conviction got him five years in prison, disqualification from Parliament and a ban on contesting elections. He was, however, granted bail by the Supreme Court in December that year.
On December 23, 2017, after being convicted in three other fodder scam cases, he was again put behind bars.
In January 2018, he was sentenced to three-and-half-years in jail and by a special CBI court.
In March 2018, Lalu Prasad was sentenced in the fourth fodder scam case to 14 years in jail and fined Rs 60 lakh.
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