New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav has moved the Supreme Court for bail in the fodder scam cases. (Also read: Former Chief Secretary Gets Bail)

According to Zee News, Yadav has cited medical reasons for the same.

In January, the Jharkhand High Court had rejected Yadav’s bail petition in three cases of the multi-crore scam.

Yadav was convicted in three fodder scam cases in 2013, 2017 and 2018 and sentenced to five, three-and-a-half and five years of imprisonment respectively.

It has been reported earlier also that Yadav’s health is deteriorating, a message given out by the RJD. Party MLA Rekha Devi had told the media that Yadav couldn’t even sit or stand on his own. Devi’s statement came after she had met Yadav in Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) where he is admitted.

Speaking to reporters, Devi demanded better treatment for the RJD chief. “Laluji’s health has deteriorated. He can neither sit down nor stand up. His blood sugar level has also increased. We demand that he should be taken to a place where he gets better treatment,” the RJD MLA asserted.

Yadav is currently admitted to the RIMS under the police custody. Doctors attending to the former Bihar CM at RIMS had mentioned that the latter was also suffering from depression. RIMS Director RK Shrivastava had claimed that depression was also mentioned in the medical discharge slip from AIIMS.

Yadav was convicted in the fodder scam and had surrendered before a CBI court in Ranchi on August 30, upon the expiry of the provisional bail granted to him by the Jharkhand High Court for medical treatment.

The former Bihar chief minister had recently undergone a fistula operation at a Mumbai hospital. He is a heart patient with kidney ailments as well.