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SC notice to Lalu Prasad Yadav on plea challenging bail

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on February 14, 2020 Published on February 14, 2020

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on a plea challenging the bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court in one of the fodder-scam cases.

A bench, comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant, sought response from Yadav on the plea filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

The probe agency has challenged the July 12, 2019, order passed by the high court at Ranchi, saying it had “erroneously” suspended the sentence awarded by the trial court and released the RJD chief on bail in one of the fodder-scam cases.

The High Court had granted Yadav bail in the case of fraudulent withdrawal of ₹89.27 lakh from the Deoghar treasury on the ground that he had served half of his prison term of three-and-a-half years.

Published on February 14, 2020
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