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Setback for RJD as Jharkhand high court rejects Lalu Prasad’s bail in fodder scam

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PATNA: In a setback to the RJD ahead of upcoming LS polls, the Jharkhand High Court on Thursday rejected the bail petition of party chief Lalu Prasad in the fodder scam cases.

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Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh rejected his bail, CBI lawyer Rajiv Sinha told the media today.

The court had on January 4 reserved its judgment on bail of Prasad after hearing arguments from Prasad’s lawyer and that of CBI.

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According to media reports, Kapil Sibal representing the RJD chief had cited his bad health and also his need for distributing election symbols to candidates in the capacity of being RJD president while seek bail for Prasad.

Prasad is languishing in Ranchi jail for the past one year after his sentencing in million-dollar fodder scam. In May this year, he was granted five-day parole to attend the wedding of his eldest son Tej Pratap Yadav.

Even as he was busy in solemnising the wedding of son  in Patna, the court granted him provisional bail for six weeks on medical grounds.

He surrendered in the court in August last year after the court rejected his plea for another extension of provisional bail on health grounds.

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