Supporters of former Bihar chief minister and president of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lalu Prasad were left disappointed on Friday when single bench of Jharkhand High Court headed by Justice Apresh Kumar Singh, deferred hearing of Lalu's bail petition till December 11 in a fodder scam case. Convicted in four fodder scam cases so far, he has been in judicial custody in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand from December 2017. He got bail in three cases but Dumka treasury case where hearing stands deferred, has caused concern since in this case the CBI court had handed out harshest ever punishment — 14 years of imprisonment along with a heavy fine. The CBI has opposed his bail on the ground that Lalu has not even not spent half of the conviction period in jail. "Lalu Prasad is our guardian. Not only our party but people of Bihar need him at this moment when the NDA in Bihar unethically grabbed majority," said RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari indicating Lalu matters for Bihar politics. This fortnight things have changed for the worse for Lalu, both personally and politically. Bihar assembly election was a near winning game for Tejashwi-led RJD-Congress-Left Mahagathbandhan. But his son and… Read full this story
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