RJD supremo and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav's plea for extending his provisional bail has been rejected by the Jharkhand High Court on Friday. The court has also ordered Yadav to surrender by August 30 in connection with the fodder scam case.
Yadav had asked for a three month extension for his provisional bail which was granted only till August 27. He was out on medical grounds and has been undergoing treatment at Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute.
A bench of Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh extended Yadav's bail plea by three days till August 30 and asked him to surrender before the court as soon as his bail period expires. Yadav had taken bail from the court on medical grounds stating that he was suffering from heart ailments, diabetes and other health issues.
While he was granted a provisional bail, Yadav had been asked by the court that he should not indulge in any kind of political activity and restrain from making political statements during his bail period.
"The court has asked our client to surrender by August 30. Earlier, we had sought a three-month extension of the provisional bail this month. Currently, our client is undergoing treatment at Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai. Any further legal course of action would be decided after we read the copy of the order," The Indian Express quoted Yadav's lawyer Prabhat Kumar as saying.
Yadav was granted provisional bail by the High Court first on May 11 after which it was further extended by three weeks on June 29 as Yadav had gone through a fistula surgery in Mumbai. The court had granted an extension till August 17 following his surgery.
Yadav's lawyer had filed an application in the court on August 9, seeking a three-month extension on medical grounds which was rejected today.
The RJD supremo is facing a three-and-half-year jail term in a fodder scam case and was sent to the Birsa Munda Central Jail on December 23 after being convicted by a special CBI court.