Lalu granted 6 weeks provisional bail by Jharkhand High Court

Ranchi: In a much-needed respite to former Bihar chief minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Jharkhand High Court on Friday granted him six weeks of provisional bail.

According to Lalu’s lawyer, the provisional bail for six weeks was granted by Justice Apresh Kumar Singh on medical ground in the fodder scam cases.

Lalu reached Patna last evening after receiving the parole order in Ranchi.

Currently, Prasad is on a three-day parole to attend his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav’s marriage in Patna on Saturday.

Earlier, the lawyers had applied a bail of 12 weeks but the court approved only six weeks of provisional bail for Yadav.

The RJD chief convicted in three cases of the multi-crore fodder scam has been in the Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi since December 23.

In another decision, the court also gave relief to former deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav, senior RJD leader Raghuvans Prasad Singh and Shivanand Tiwari in a contempt of court case.

The court of special CBI judge Shivpal Singh had issued a notice of contempt of court against these leaders for making statements in the media against the punishment awarded to Yadav in the fodder scam case.

The court rejected the contempt of court issued against the trio.

(With input from agencies)