Ranchi: RJD president Lalu Prasad was on Wednesday granted release order by trial courts from jail in accordance with the Jharkhand High Court's verdict providing him provisional bail in all three cases of fodder scam on medical ground.
The release order has been granted in all three cases of fodder scam in which Prasad has been convicted, his lawyer Prabhat Kumar said.
While Special CBI court Judge Shivpal Singh granted release order to Prasad in two cases -- RC 64A/96 (Chaibasa treasury) and RC 38A/96 (Dumka) -- the CBI court of Judge S S Prasad provided the release permission in case number RC 68A/96 (Chaibasa), he said. Kumar said that they completed the formalities of signing bond and submitting sureties of Rs 50,000 each in the three cases to get the release order.
The release order has gone to the jail authorities so that Prasad could be allowed to go out of the prison, he said.
The lawyer said the bail in the three fodder scam cases would be effective from the day he is released from the
jail. RJD general secretary and MLA Bhola Yadav, who is camping at Ranchi said that they are planning to go to Patna by an evening flight after completing release formalities at the Birsa Munda prison, Hotwar.
A special Central Bureau of Investigation court had convicted Prasad on January 24 in the case RC-68A/96 related to the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from the Chaibasa treasury and sentenced him to five years of imprisonment.