New Delhi: Ahead of the Bihar Assembly election 2020, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav has been granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court, in the Chaibasa Treasury case related to fodder scam. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: PM Modi on Tight Schedule Today, to Address Four Back-to-back Rallies in Bihar | Full Schedule Here

However, the former Bihar Chief Minister will have to stay in jail since the Dumka treasury case is still pending. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Stage For Pappu Yadav's Rally Collapses, Takes Down Leader as Well | WATCH

In the Chaibasa treasury case, Lalu Prasad was awarded five years’ sentence. His lawyer pleaded in the court that since he is about to complete half of his sentence period in jail, the ex-Bihar Chief Minister should be granted bail. Also Read - On BJP's Free Vaccine Promise in Bihar Poll Manifesto, EC Says 'Not Violative of Model Code'

Lalu Prasad has been convicted in four fodder scam cases, of which he has been granted bail in three cases.

The RJD supremo is presently lodged at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), in the official residence of RIMS director. He was shifted there from the paying ward after some of his security and nursing staff tested positive for COVID-19.