Lalu Prasad Yadav moves Jharkhand High Court against conviction, seeks bail

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav

Giving a nod to Lalu's presser, the judge responded "I will get dahi chura arranged in jail".

As per reports, the two were sent to Rachi jail after they picked up a fight with a neighbour Sumit Yadav and snatched Rs 10,000 from him on 23 December. They had been given the tool as they were not criminals, said the court. The Indian Express quoted Ranchi's DSP (City) Raj Kumar Mehta as saying.

The RJD leader's advocate Chittaranjan Sinha said the court will hear his petitions likely on January 19. Within minutes of the cops at Lower Bazar police station registering the FIR and sending a copy to the Ranchi civil court, Lakshman and Madan reached the court and surrendered.

Lalu Prasad Yadav also reasoned bail plea with Makar Sankranti festival that is celebrated at a large scale amongst Bihari community.

The same report also noted that the police began investigating the case only after realising that both men were close to Lalu and are part of his inner circle.

This will be the third case in which judgment would be coming in the fodder scam case after Lalu Prasad was sentenced to three and half years jail in Deoghar case recently and 5 years in the Chaibasa case in 2013.

Bihar's ruling JD (U) jeered at the RJD chief over the release of his two aides from jail. "His politics of social justice has been exposed by his acts ranging from getting land gifted for his family by poor people to getting his poor aides jailed to serve him", said JD (U) spokesperson and MLC Neeraj Kumar.

Taking note of news reports, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday ordered a probe into allegations of government officials calling up a CBI special judge to seek favours for fodder scam convict and RJD chief Lalu Prasad.

However, the judge had not clarified as to who made these calls to him. "It's unfortunate that both are being called as "sevadaar", said Shakti Singh Yadav, RJD spokesperson and MLA.

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