Supreme Court sends notice to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on plea challenging bail

The court sought response from the former Bihar CM on the plea filed by the CBI which said that the HC had 'erroneously' suspended the sentence awarded by the trial court.

Published: 14th February 2020 01:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2020 01:45 PM   |  A+A-

Lalu Prasad Yadav 

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (File photo| PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: 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 Rs 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.

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