Setback for Opposition alliance as SC rejects Lalu Prasad’s bail in fodder scam
Lalu Prasad is serving prison sentence for the past over a year
BIHARPOST NEWS DESK
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the bail petition of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, media reports said today.
“We don’t think we will release you on bail,” the Supreme Court was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
The rejection of his bail has come as a major setback for the RJD-led Grand Alliance.
A day earlier, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had on Tuesday strongly opposed his bail saying he could involve in political activities.
According to news agency PTI, the investigation agency told the court that Prasad may get involved in political activities during the Lok Sabha elections if he is granted bail.
It added the RJD had been undergoing treatment at the local hospital yet he has been running his political activities from there.
“During the period in which the petitioner (Lalu Yadav) remained in hospital, he is not only granted a special paying ward with all facilities but he is virtually conducting his political activities from there which would be clear from the list of visitors,” the CBI told the court in its reply, according to the PTI.
The investigating agency added that grant of bail would set a very wrong precedent in cases involving a serious corruption in high offices.