J”khand HC grants bail to Lalu in Dumka treasury case;release from jail expected Monday

J”khand HC grants bail to Lalu in Dumka treasury case;release from jail expected Monday

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Ranchi, Apr 17 (PTI) The Jharkhand High Court on Saturday
granted bail to RJD president Lalu Prasad in the Dumka
treasury case of the multi-crore rupees fodder scam on
completion of half the sentence period, paving way for his
release from jail.
The bail order was given by Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh.
But, his release will take time for want of completion of
formalities.
Prasad”s lawyer Devarshi Mandal told PTI that they will
move Special CBI court in Ranchi after it opens on Monday to
seek his release following High Court order.
The RJD chief is in judicial custody in AIIMS New Delhi
since January.
Explaining the release procedure, Mandal said, they have
send an application to Prasad for his signature which will be
submitted to the CBI court here Monday along with the HC
order.
Since his signed application will be there so Prasad need
not appear in person before the CBI court, he said.
The CBI court will then send the order to Birsa Munda
Jail in Ranchi, in whose custody Prasad was originally sent by
the court.
The Birsa Munda jail authorities will send the relevant
papers to Tihar jail in the national capital, in whose custody
Prasad is at present, which will enact the release process of
Prasad, Mandal said.
Mandal said all the formalities are expected to be
completed expeditiously and the release in all probability
will happen on Monday.
Prasad will be freed after 39 months and 25 daysof
incarceration.
While allowing bail prayer to Prasad, the court directed
him to submit his passport and not leave the country
without permission.
It also instructed him not to change his address and
mobile number during the bail period.
The court also ordered him to deposit Rs 5 lakh penalty
amount each in two cases-one under IPC sections and another
Corruption Act- and two sureties of Rs one lakh each.
While sentencing Prasad in the Dumka case on March 24, 2018
to 14 years in jail, a special CBI court of Ranchi had also
imposed a fine of Rs 60 lakh, Rs 30 lakh each under IPC
sections and corruption Act.
The instant case is related to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs
3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury in the early 1990s.
Prasad had acquired bail in three other cases of the
fodder scam-Deogarh, Chaibasa and Ranchi”s Doranda trasury
cases- and was waiting for judgement in the Dumka case.
During hearing in virtual mode, CBI counsel Rajiv Sinha
opposed Prasad”s bail plea.
The RJD leader”s lawyer Kapil Sibal appearing through
video-conferencing said his client has completed half the
sentence period and should be given bail.
The 73-year-old RJD supremo was airlifted to AIIMS New
Delhi on January 24 last in view of his bad health.
The Rs 950 cror fodder scam took place in the Animal
Husbandry department in Bihar when Prasad was the chief
minister.
Lalu is in Ranchi jail after his sentence in Rs 89 lakh
Deogarh trerasury case on December 23, 2017.
Meanwhile, a report from Patna, said that Prasad”s family
and RJD leaders and workers expressed happiness over grant of
bail to him.
But, in view of the raging coronavirus situation, RJD
state president Jagdanand Singh urged all partymen not to
throng the 10 Circular road residence of Rabri Devi to
celebrate the order. PTI CORR IKD
SNS SNS

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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