The Jharkhand High Court has granted bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Doranda Treasury Case in which a CBI special court had sentenced him to five years in prison.
Lalu Yadav was found guilty in the Rs 139.5 crore Doranda treasury case, the fifth and final case against him, in the fodder scam.
“The court has accepted our petition for suspension of the sentence as well and has granted bail. We have pleaded that he has served half of his five-year sentence in this case. Against the sentence of 30 months, our client has already served 42 months in jail in this case. Though the CBI opposed the bail petition, the court has granted bail,” said counsel of Lalu Prasad.
The Doranda treasury case is the fifth case related to the 950-crore fodder scam against the former Bihar CM, who has been in jail for the last 42 months.
The Animal Husbandry Department case, which was popularly known as the fodder scam case, in which animals was said to be ferried on truck and lorries bearing registration numbers of scooters and motorcycles, was busted in the mid-1990s.