Former Bihar CM and RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, granted bail in a fodder scam case, faces a bail challenge by CBI in Supreme Court.
The CBI has challenged the bail decisions made by the Jharkhand High Court in four cases related to the extensive fodder scam, where RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav was granted bail.
These cases involve the misuse of funds from Dumka, Chaibasa, Doranda, and Deogarh treasuries. Despite being convicted in these cases, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s appeals are still pending in various judicial instances. The CBI has approached the Supreme Court to cancel Lalu Prasad Yadav’s granted bail.
The 950-crore fodder scam involves withdrawals for cow feed from different government treasuries. The Animal Husbandry Department allegedly issued ‘fake’ bills to accomplish this.
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In February of this year, a special CBI court found Lalu Prasad Yadav guilty in the Doranda treasury case relating to fodder fraud.
Lalu Prasad Yadav was convicted to 14 years in prison in four other cases involving the Jharkhand treasuries of Dumka, Deoghar, and Chaibasa.
Investigating agencies claim that from 2004 to 2009, while Lalu Yadav was the railway minister, people were offered jobs in exchange for land parcels being gifted or sold at low prices to the Yadav family.