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No relief to Lalu, Jharkhand HC rejects bail plea

Justice RR Prasad passed the order stating after hearing the petition it was not inclined to give bail and thereby rejected it.

The court had on Wednesday concluded the hearing and reserved the order for Thursday.

The bail petition of former MP Jagdish Sharma was adjourned till 22 November.

Lalu, another former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and 43 others were on 30 September 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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