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Lalu Prasad gets bail, may remain in AIIMS Delhi for treatment

Lalu Prasad gets bail, may remain in AIIMS Delhi for treatment

Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad who was granted bail by Jharkhand High Court in a case related to fodder scam will remain in AIIMS Delhi until he recovers fully, reports IANS. Tejashwi Yadav, RJD leader and younger son of Lalu Prasad said that Lalu is suffering from multiple diseases and severe infection in both the kidneys.

Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh granted bail to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader on Saturday on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh. Besides, he has to pay Rs 10 lakh penalty and also surrender his passport in court informed Anand Vij, the lawyer of Lalu Prasad,

The former Bihar CM has been convicted in wrongful withdrawal of money to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore from Dumka, Chaibasa and Deoghar treasuries and the special CBI court at Ranchi has already granted him bail in two cases registered in Chaibasa and one in Deoghar.

During 1991 to 1996, officials of animal husbandry department of Bihar government allegedly drew money from Dumka, Chaibasa and Deoghar when Yadav was the chief minister of Bihar.

Earlier, serving a prison term in Ranchi's Hotwar jail, he was shifted to Delhi AIIMS after doctors informed the court about 75% of his kidneys not functioning. On this ground, the high court has granted permission to shift Lalu Prasad Yadav to Delhi for better treatment on January 23 this year.

After the bail, the party released a statement in which it thanked the court. The top leadership of the party has appealed to supporters to celebrate his bail by following Covid protocol. "Our countrymen are undergoing a tough period due to pandemic. Hence, we have to follow covid protocol. No one must come to 10 circular road, the official residence of former CM Rabri Devi for celebrations. Bail to our leader has spread great enthusiasm among party supporters and leaders," the statement said.

Lalu, 72, who is reportedly suffering from 16 diseases including severe infection in kidneys and water accumulation in the lung has already completed a 42-month jail term.

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