Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court on Friday rejected Lalu Prasad’s bail application in a fodder scam case, dashing the RJD president’s hopes of immediate release from jail. Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh turned down Prasad’s bail request in the Dumka treasury case, an offshoot of the multi- crore rupees fodder scam.Also Read - Tejashwi Yadav’s Wife Rachel Iris Looks Regal in a Red Heavily Embroidered Lehenga, View Photos

The court said since the RJD patriarch has to serve two more months in jail to complete half of the tenure of his total sentence in the case, the bail plea is not granted and asked him to file a fresh application after two months. Also Read - Tejashwi Yadav Gets Engaged to Long-Time Friend Rajshri, First Photo of the Couple Out | See Pic

Prasad has already acquired bail in three out of the four cases of the fodder scam in which he has been convicted and acceptance of his request in the case related to illegal withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury could have helped him come out of the jail. Also Read - Wedding Bells For Tejashwi Yadav? Lalu's Younger Son to Get Engaged in Delhi Soon, Claim Reports | Deets Inside

Prasad is currently admitted in AIIMS Delhi on account of poor health.

(With inputs from PTI)