Ranchi: Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav leaves special CBI court after being pronounced guilty in the fourth Dumka multi-crore fodder scam case, in Ranchi. (Source: PTI)

Fodder Scam: Supreme Court Dismisses Bail Plea Of Lalu Prasad Yadav

The Supreme Court dismissed the bail plea of Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav in multi-crore fodder scam cases.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Rajan Gogoi, said it is not inclined to enlarge Yadav on bail in the cases.

The bench rejected Yadav's arguments that he has been in jail for 24 months, saying that the time frame was nothing in comparison to the 14-year sentence awarded to him.

The bench said merits of the case will be decided by the high court. "At present, we are only hearing the bail appeal," it said.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had vehemently opposed in the apex court the bail plea of Yadav, saying the ailing leader suddenly claimed to be "fully fit" to undertake political activities in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

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