Lalu Yadav gets bail in Dumka treasury case

The Jharkhand High Court on Saturday granted bail to jailed RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav in a case linked to the fodder scam. He was convicted in four cases related to the fodder scam.

The former Bihar Chief Minister was sent to jail for seven years under two sections in the Dumka Treasury case for the illegal withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury.

Earlier on February 19, the court had rejected Yadav’s bail plea.

The 72-year-old RJD leader served most of his jail term at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Jharkhand. He was brought to Delhi in January after his health worsened.

Yadav’s treat is underway in Delhi’s AIIMS. Earlier, he had got bail in three out of the four cases linked to the Bihar fodder scam. With the bail in the Dumka case, he can now return home after being released from hospital.

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In his absence, Tejashwi Yadav is leading the RJD and credited with the party’s strong performance in the Bihar election last year. His party emerged as the largest party in Bihar but the opposition alliance fell short of a majority.

It was the first time in 40 years that Yadav missed a state election campaign.
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