Lalu moves Supreme Court for bail

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New Delhi, November 25:  Rashtriya Janata Dal Chief Lalu Prasad, who is undergoing a five-year jail term after being convicted in a fodder scam case, on Monday moved his bail plea before the Supreme Court which will hear the matter on November 29.

A bench headed by Chief Justice P Satahsivam, before whom the matter was mentioned by senior advocate P H Parekh, said that the case will be taken up on Friday.

Mr. Prasad, whose Parliament membership was taken away after being convicted in the case, moved the apex court challenging the order of the Jharkhand High Court which had dismissed his bail plea.

Along with Mr. Prasad, former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and 43 others were on September 30 convicted by a special CBI court in the fodder scam case involving fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa Treasury during the Lalu-led RJD regime.

The CBI court had pronounced varying prison terms to the convicted persons on October 3.

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