Jailed RJD president Laloo Prasad Yadav was on Monday granted provisional bail by the Patna High Court in the conspiracy angle case of the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, barely hours after his judicial remand was extended by a week in the same case by a special CBI court.
Justice Narayan Roy of the High Court granted a provisional bail for three months to Yadav in case No-RC 63 (A) 96 involving fraudulent withdrawals of Rs 47 lakh from Bhagalpur treasury by Bihar animal husbandry department officials when he was the chief minister between 1990-97.
The judge, however, said the bail would be effective only from the date Yadav was released on bail in another case- RC 68 (A) 96 involving swindling of Rs 37 crore from the Doranda treasury in Ranchi during his chief ministership.
Despite being granted bail by the high court, Laloo would have to remain in jail until he gets a favourable order from the Jharkhand High Court.
Yadav is at present in judicial custody in that case and his bail application is likely to come up for hearing in the Jharkhand High Court on arguing for Yadav in the court, his counsel P N Pandey
assailed the CBI for relying on same set of evidences in RC 63 (A) 96 that formed the basis for sending his client to jail in several other cases of the scam.