After court refused to extend the bail, Lalu Yadav surrendered himself today in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Bihar politician Lalu Yadav was jailed last year regarding a cattle fodder scam and had been out on bail since May, said sources.
“I am following the court’s order. I am unwell but I have faith in the high court verdict,” said the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief.
Our sources have reported that when the court refused to extend his parole, Lalu Yadav surrendered himself and conveyed that he was unwell but has faith in the high court verdict.
In the month of December Lalu Yadav was jailed for three-and-a-half years after he was found guilty in a cattle fodder scam in the 1990s when he was chief minister of undivided Bihar. The fodder scam in 1990 was a multi-million-rupee scam which included the government funds in Bihar.
Recently, Bihar politician Lalu Yadav requested for a three-month extension of his parole giving a reason that he was unwell and needed treatment for the anal abscess, kidney stone and enlarged prostate glands. But his plea was rejected by the Jharkhand High Court and he was ordered to return to the jail by today itself.
Regarding the health conditions his lawyer, Prabhat Kumar said that a team of doctors from the Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai will come and perform a checkup over Lalu’s health and later will inform the court about his health condition.
Besides this, the court has also requested the state government to provide medical care facilities to the former Bihar Chief Minister at the time of need. CBI also opposed the plea of extending Lalu Yadav bail for the period of three months as he already had taken three months off from his period of imprisonment for his treatment, said CBI officials.
As per the sources, in May, six weeks provisional bail was granted to Lalu Yadav in the multi-million-rupee fodder scam case. Besides this, Lalu was not only barred to participate in any public function or political activity but was also obstructed to interact with the media during the period of his bail.