Section 1: A Journey of Resilience
In a tale that can only be described as inspiring, former Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav, has once again proven that he is a force to be reckoned with. After recently being granted bail in the infamous fodder scam case, Lalu Prasad Yadav wasted no time in getting back on his feet, quite literally. The political heavyweight was spotted on a badminton court, showcasing his skills and reminding us all of his unwavering spirit.
Despite facing several legal battles, Lalu Prasad Yadav has always managed to come out on top. He has time and again demonstrated his ability to bounce back from adversity, and his latest stint on the badminton court is a testament to that resilience. His passion for the sport and his determination to lead a fulfilling life is truly commendable.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is playing badminton after getting bail on medical grounds in the fodder scam case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said this to the Supreme Court on Friday. The CBI sought cancellation of the relief granted to the former Chief Minister of Bihar on this ground. At the same time, Lalu’s lawyer opposed the CBI’s demand saying that the former chief minister had recently undergone a kidney transplant.
Ill health was cited by Lalu on CBI’s appeal to cancel the bail. It was said on their part that keeping them in custody would not serve any purpose. A bench of Justice AS Bopanna and Justice MM Sundresh adjourned the hearing of the matter to October 17. Please tell that on 22 April 2022, the Jharkhand High Court had granted bail to 75-year-old Lalu in the Doranda treasury embezzlement case.
What arguments did both sides give?
In fact, the CBI has demanded cancellation of Lalu’s bail in the case of irregularities in the Doranda treasury. Lalu Yadav was sentenced to five years in jail in the case. Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing for the CBI, said that the Jharkhand High Court order granting bail to the RJD chief was bad and erroneous in law. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Lalu, opposed the CBI plea citing kidney transplant surgery of the former Union minister. Sibal argued that Lalu has already spent 42 months in jail in this case.
CBI told this to the court
Raju told the court that Lalu Yadav was playing badminton. He has been granted bail after being convicted in the case. I will prove that the order of the High Court is bad on the whole. There is a small question of law. The bail has been granted on the mistaken belief that Prasad has spent more than three-and-a-half years in jail. It is also a matter of fact that the sentences are to run concurrently and not one after the other.
What is the matter?
The RJD supremo has been sentenced to jail in five cases related to the 950 crore fodder scam. This scam is from 1992 to 1995, when Lalu was the Chief Minister of Bihar. He was also handling the Finance and Animal Husbandry Department.