CBI opposes Lalu Prasad’s bail plea in Dumka treasury case

The former Bihar CM, was sentenced on March 24, 2018 to 14-years rigorous imprisonment by the CBI court in the Dumka treasury embezzlement case of fodder scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday submitted its written opposition to Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad’ss bail plea in Jharkhand High Court in the fodder scam case related to Dumka treasury saying that he has not served a single days sentence in connection with it.

Prasad’s lawyers claimed that he has completed half of his sentence in judicial custody in the case.

Also read: What is the lowdown on the fodder scam

Prasad, the former Bihar chief minister, was sentenced on March 24, 2018 to 14-years rigorous imprisonment by CBI special judge Shivpal Singh in the Dumka treasury embezzlement case of fodder scam.

The former Bihar chief minister, convicted in four fodder scam cases, would be able to walk out of the jail if he acquires bail in the case.

He has already secured bail in three other cases.

The CBI in its reply said that Lalu Prasad has so far been convicted by CBI courts in four different cases of fodder scam and in the Dumka case he has been sentenced to 14 years’ rigorous imprisonment.

The special CBI court has not mentioned anywhere in its order that the sentence given to Prasad in Dumka case will run concurrently with the sentences given to him in other cases of fodder scam and the punishment under section 427 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

If the court does not mention this, the sentences of the accused are carried out one after the other.

The CBI in its reply also said that Prasad himself had not made any request to the CBI special court to carry out his sentences concurrently.

At present, Lalu Prasad is serving jail terms in three other fodder scam cases and his judicial custody in the Dumka case will start only after the completion of those sentences.

Prasad’s lawyer Kapil Sibal arguing for his bail had told the court that he was suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, fatty liver and various other disease and so he has not been kept in Birsa Munda Central jail but admitted in RIMS.

Sibal had requested the court to grant him bail in the case as he had served half his sentence and was ill.

The Jharkhand High Court on November 6 had deferred the RJD chief’s bail plea hearing in the fodder scam case related to Dumka treasury to November 27 after the CBI sought more time to file a written reply in the matter.

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