Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav did not get a bail that the Supreme Court denied. Lalu Prasad has been serving his jail term after being convicted in a fodder scam case. If he gets bail, he will get indulge in political work immediately, claimed the CBI. The lawyer of Mr. Yadav, Kapil Sibal claimed Lalu Prasad was given a 14-year sentence and not 25 years, he is not “running away”.
To this, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi replied, “Whether it is 25 years or 14, the High Court will decide. We can ask the High Court to expedite the cases against politicians.” The court told Lalu Yadav he has so far served only 24 months against his 25-year conviction.
To this, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi replied, “Whether it is 25 years or 14, the High Court will decide. We can ask the High Court to expedite the cases against politicians.”
In reply, Mr. Sibal asked the court what is the danger if Lalu Yadav was released on bail. The court replied that “There is no danger, except you are convicted. We don’t think we can grant bail. Petition dismissed.”
The CBI on Tuesday claimed Lalu Yadav must not be allowed any pardon to pursue his political activities and accused him of “misleading the court by asking for bail on medical grounds,” and that he is eager to contest the Lok Sabha elections.
The former chief minister of Bihar “is conducting political activities from a special ward of a hospital,” it added. In 2017 he was convicted in a fodder scam case.
The absence of party chief Lalu Prasad has created a difficulty for the RJD in the upcoming election but his younger son Tejashwi Yadav is carrying his responsibility in a managed way in his father’s absence.