The Jharkhand High Court on Friday granted bail for Former Union Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in the 139 crore Doranda Treasury case, one of the fodder scam cases in which he was convicted.
The bench headed by Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh granted bail and suspended Yadav’s five-year prison sentence in the case.
The Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court in Ranchi In February, convicted the former Bihar Chief Minister in the Doranda treasury scam case. He received a five-year prison sentence and a fine of Rs. 60 lakh.
The fodder scam occurred between 1991 and 1996 allegedly for the sum of RS 950 crore, when Yadav was the Chief Minister of Bihar. He was previously convicted in four other fodder scam cases for illegal withdrawals of 37.7 crores and 33.13 crores from the Chaibasa treasury, 89.27 crores from the Deoghar treasury, and 3.76 crores from the Dumka treasury.
Bail is granted for Yadav in all five of the fodder scam cases in which he was found guilty. In the Deoghar Treasury Scam cases, he obtained bail in February 2020, and In the Chaibasa Treasury Scam cases, he obtained bail in October 2020. He was granted bail in the Dumka Treasury case in April 2021.