Zee Media Bureau
Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on the bail plea of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, who is serving a five-year jail term in a fodder scam case.
After conclusion of the hearing by the CBI counsel against Lalu`s bail plea, the bench of Justice RR Prasad reserved the order for Thursday.
Lalu had on October 17 moved the Jharkhand High Court against the five-year jail term awarded to him by the court.
On September 30, a Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court convicted Lalu Prasad, another former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra, Janata Dal-United MP Jagdish Sharma and others in a case of fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.70 crore from Chaibasa treasury in the then undivided Bihar during 1994-1995 when Lalu Prasad was the chief minister.
The RJD chief is lodged in Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi.
The multi-million fodder scam surfaced in 1996. Around 54 of the 61 cases were transferred to Jharkhand when it was carved from Bihar in November 2000. Different CBI courts have passed judgments in more than 43 cases. Lalu Prasad and Mishra are accused in five cases.
(With IANS inputs)