Lalu Prasad Yadav did not get bail, High Court dismisses plea in Dumka treasury case

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Jharkhand, February 19, 2021: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has received another setback. The High Court has refused to grant him bail. Lalu was sentenced to seven years by the trial court in an illegal withdrawal case from the Dumka treasury. A bail application was filed on behalf of Lalu, claiming to have completed half the period of ill health and punishment.



Lalu’s claim was rejected by the CBI. Lalu was already granted bail in other cases related to the fodder scam. He is currently in judicial custody only because of the punishment in the case of illegal withdrawal from the Dumka treasury. Lalu is being treated in AIIMS in judicial custody.



The debate on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail plea started in the High Court on Friday morning. Advocate Kapil Sibal argued that Lalu completed the sentence period in the first shift hearing. A document for half the sentence was submitted to the court.



Arguments and documents were given by the Central Investigation Agency (CBI) in favor of the claim that the duration of Lalu’s sentence was reduced to two months and seven days. In the second shift, the hearing started at 2:30 pm, when the CBI gave its reply to the arguments made in favor of Lalu.



In the High Court, Lalu’s bail plea was listed for hearing at number 16 and the case of jail manual violation for hearing at number 14. Lalu has been granted bail in cases other than the illegal evacuation of the Dumka treasury. On behalf of the convicted in the Dumka treasury case, he had sought bail, claiming to have completed half the sentence. Lalu’s Bail Petition was filed by Kapil Sibal, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court. Sibal demanded Bail, citing half of the seven-year sentence given to Lalu by the trial court.



The whole family, who were engaged in the court’s decision, kept on arguing over Lalu’s bail in the High Court, on the other hand, including Lalu’s younger son in Patna and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav. Before the verdict, Tejashwi had said that his father is hoping to be granted bail from the High Court today. The RJD leader-activist and supporters of the RJD chief had been busy in the morning near Rabri Devi’s residence in anticipation of Lalu’s release, but all are now immensely disappointed.



Notice issued to RIMS Director on Jail Manual case

During the previous hearing in the Jail Manual Violation case, the court had expressed displeasure over Lalu Prasad not submitting a medical report on behalf of RIMS management. During the last hearing, Lalu Prasad Yadav had claimed to be in jail for more than 42 months. It was opposed by the CBI and it was said that Lalu Prasad Yadav has not served half the sentence. After hearing both sides, the court directed Lalu Prasad and CBI to produce a verified copy of the total period of detention.



Lalu’s treatment is currently underway at AIIMS

Lalu Prasad is currently being treated at AIIMS in Delhi. During this time, the court ordered the presentation of the Medical Board report made by RIMS to send Lalu Prasad to AIIMS. In the report of the Medical Board, it was said that Lalu Prasad has been sent to AIIMS for better treatment. A medical board was formed for this, but the report of the medical board was not filed in the court. On this, the court had issued condolences to the RIMS director, expressing displeasure.

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