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Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail in relation to the fodder scam is being contested by the CBI in a Supreme Court petition.

By prem kumar Aug 18, 2023
Fodder Scam Case: On August 25, the Supreme Court will consider the petitionFodder Scam Case: On August 25, the Supreme Court will consider the petition

Fodder Scam Case: On August 25, the Supreme Court will consider the petition

Fodder Scam Case: On August 25, the Supreme Court will consider the petition
Fodder Scam Case: On August 25, the Supreme Court will consider the petition

On Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a petition with the Supreme Court asking that Lalu Prasad Yadav, the leader of the RJD, have his bail revoked in connection with cases involving the alleged fodder scam. On August 25, the court will hear the petition. The Supreme Court will hear the petition on August 25.

According to Live Law, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, representing the CBI, asked a bench presided over by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and made up of Justices Sanjay Karol and Manoj Misra for an early listing of the case.

The alleged fodder fraud has resulted in four convictions for the former chief minister of Bihar.Someone unauthorized withdrew treasury from Dumka, Deoghar, Chaibasa, and Doranda.. In the first three cases, he is presently free on bail since he has served half of the sentence.

The Jharkhand High Court granted Lalu Prasad bail last year in the Doranda Treasury case on the basis of his health. In the case involving the unauthorized transfer of Rs 139.35 crore from the Doranda Treasury in 1995–1996 a CBI special court had sentenced him to five years in jail.

The fodder scam refers to cases of financial irregularities to the tune of around Rs 930 crore in the animal husbandry department of Bihar between 1985-1995. Then, Congress was in power in Bihar and Jagannath Mishra was the chief minister

Lalu Yadav and Jagannath Mishra have convicted hundreds of persons in the scam.Jagannath Mishra passed away in 2019.

In the beginning of this year, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) submitted an additional chargesheet involving Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, Lalu Prasad, former Chief Minister of Bihar Rabri Devi, and several others. This chargesheet pertains to the purported land-for-jobs scandal.

The case pertains to alleged corruption when Lalu Prasad served as railway minister in the Congress government from 2004 to 2009.

People allegedly gave land plots in lieu of jobs in the Railways, according to the CBI.

Lalu Prasad and his family reportedly bought 1,000 square feet of land for 26,000 rupees. However, the market value was much higher at the time.

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