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RJD chief Lalu Prasad moves SC seeking bail in fodder scam case

The apex court will hear Lalu's bail plea on 29 November.

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

Lalu, 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.

The Jharkhand high court had on 31 October rejected the bail plea of RJD supremo, who is lodged at the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi.

Lalu, another former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and 43 others were on September 30 convicted by the special CBI court Judge Pravas Kumar Singh in the fodder scam case involving fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa treasury during the Lalu-led RJD regime.

Ailing Mishra secured provisional bail from the high court till 8 January.

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