The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail plea in three cases of the multi-crore fodder scam, reported news agency ANI.
The CBI had opposed his bail plea arguing that the veteran RJD leader was likely to join political activities during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in the state. Earlier this week, Yadav’s son, Tejashwi Yadav, had alleged that authorities in Ranchi had not allowed him to meet his father in the hospital.
Yadav has been in hospital for over eight months now and had sought bail on medical grounds. The CBI, which reports to the Centre’s Modi government, had opposed the bail saying that granting of bail to him would set a ‘very wrong precedent’ in cases involving ‘serious corruption in high offices.’
The CBI, according to news agency PTI, had said, “Simultaneous raising of pleas for bail on medical grounds and bail to guide the party and to carry out all essential responsibilities as a party president in ensuing Lok Sabha election are mutually contradictory and manifests that in the garb of bail on medical ground the petitioner, in essence, wants to pursue his political activities which is impermissible in law.”