Jharkhand HC rejects Lalu’s plea, orders surrender

Patna: Jharkhand High Court today rejected former Bihar’s chief Lalu Yadav’s three-month parole extension request and instead ordered him to return to jail by August 30.

Mr Yadav was convicted in cattle fodder scam in the 1990s when he was Bihar’s CM, Indian Express reported.

The former CM is currently undergoing medical treatment but his parole extension on grounds of treatment was rejected by Justice Apresh Kumar Singh who asked the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief to surrender by August 30 before the CBI court and directed the state government to provide him medical care whenever needed.

Senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for Lalu requested the extension of provisional bail for three months for treatment of anal abscess, kidney stone and enlarged prostate glands which was objected by CBI counsel Rajiv Sinha who stated that Lalu was already given thre-months of parole for his treatment.

He further stated that if he needs treatment, he can be taken to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi.

The court had on August 10 extended the provisional bail till August 20 on medical grounds and again on August 17 extended it till August 27.