Ranchi: The hearing of Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail petition in connection with the fodder scam case has deferred by Jharkhand High Court on Friday to February 19.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal who appeared in the court on behalf of Lalu Prasad said that the RJD Chief has so far spent 28 months and 29 days in jai On the other hand, the CBI claimed that he had spent only 27 months and 6 days in jail.
The hearing on the bail petition is related to the fraudulent withdrawal from the Dumka treasury.
Prabhat Kumar, lawyer of the former Bihar Chief Minister, said the matter will now be taken up on next Friday for hearing.
He said Lalu Prasad is all set to come out of jail but the CBI is deliberately delaying the matter.
(From IANS with edits)