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The case, involving former Jharkhand Minister Yogendra Sao and his legislator wife Nirmala Devi, had reached SC, which was left wondering as to how this kind of a 'joke' was allowed to happen.
The RJD chief's counsel pleaded for an extension of his provisional bail by three more months as he had been admitted to Asian Heart Hospital in Mumbai after pus formation was diagnosed.
The high court had on May 11 granted six weeks provisional bail to Prasad and again extended it till August 14, Chitaranjan Sinha, another counsel for the RJD chief, said.
Supreme Court Collegium recommends Justice Aniruddha Bose's name for appointment as Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice
The government wants the Collegium to recommend another name in place of the 59-year-old Justice Bose for the Delhi HC, which has been without a full-time chief justice for more than a year now.
Eight out of 11 persons, sentenced life imprisonment by a Ramgarh Court for lynching Alimuddin Ansari a year back, were granted bail.
The Jharkhand High Court extended the provisional bail of RJD chief Lalu Prasad in fodder scam cases for another six weeks on medical grounds.
The bail came as a big relief for the ailing 69-year-old leader, his family and party. Yadav, who has been jailed since December 23 last after conviction in five cases.
Fodder scam case: Lalu’s bail plea rejected by Jharkhand High Court; son Tejaswi lobs ‘poison’ barb at Nitish government
A special CBI court had convicted Lalu Prasad in the instant fodder case on December 23 last year and was sentenced to three years and six months in prison.
Apart from these two cases, he in an accused in three other cases of the fodder scam estimated to have caused a loss of Rs 900 crore to the exchequer when he was the chief minister of undivided Bihar.
The former Union Minister is currently lodged in a Patna jail after his conviction by a CBI court in a fodder scam case.
Bhagwati Prasad was the chairperson of the Gujarat State Human Rights Commission and had been the judge in the Rajasthan and Gujarat high courts.
A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao said Acting Chief Justice D N Patel may appoint an independent officer to look into the alleged irregularities, noting it was a "serious matter".