Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court on Friday refused to extend the provisional bail granted to RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and ordered him to surrender by August 30 in connection with the fodder scam case.
Lalu Yadav is currently out on bail on medical grounds till August 27. He had appealed for an extension of three months, which the court has now rejected.
Yadav had complained of heart ailments, diabetes and other health problems, following which the court granted him provisional bail, asking him to not to indulge in any political activity or make political statements.
“The court has asked our client to surrender by August 30. Earlier, we had sought a three-month extension of the provisional bail this month. Currently, our client is undergoing treatment at Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai. Any further legal course of action would be decided after we read the copy of the order,” Yadav’s lawyer Prabhat Kumar said
Lalu Yadav was convicted in a multi-million-rupee scam involving the embezzlement of government funds in Bihar meant for cattle fodder in the 1990s when he was chief minister of undivided Bihar.
On August 10, the court had extended the provisional bail till August 20 on medical grounds, It was again extended on August 17 till August 27.
On May 11, the court had granted six weeks provisional bail to Lalu Yadav on medical grounds and again extended it till August.