New Delhi: Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been discharged from Mumbai’s Asian Heart Institute on Saturday. Fodder scam convict Lalu Prasad Yadav was admitted to the Asian Heart Hospital due to ‘failing health’. Also Read - Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Health Deteriorates, Daughter Misa Bharti Reaches Ranchi Hospital
On August 17, the Jharkhand High Court had extended the provisional bail of former Bihar chief minister Lalu till August 27. The bench of Justice Apresh Kumar Singh had fixed August 24 as the date to hear the bail petition. He had undergone fistula surgery a month before. (ALSO READ: Fodder Scam: RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Provisional Bail Extended Till July 3) Also Read - Sohum Shah Gains 12 Kgs to Play The Role of Lalu Prasad Yadav in Web-Series - All About His Transformation
Yadav’s request for bail extension was rejected by the Jharkhand High Court on Friday. The former chief minister of Bihar, who has been sentenced to several years in jail following conviction in four cases of the fodder scam, had been asked by Jharkhand HC to surrender before the CBI court by August 30. Also Read - Nitish Kumar Lands In Fresh Political Trouble After IndiGo Executive's Murder in Patna
In his petition, Lalu had requested a three-month extension of provisional bail on medical grounds. Hearing the plea, Justice Apresh Kumar Singh asked Prasad to surrender by August 30 before the CBI court and directed the state government to provide medical care whenever needed.
Lalu Prasad has been undergoing treatment at the Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai for more than a week. “Now he will undergo treatment at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi. He will be brought from Mumbai’s Asian Heart Institute where he is currently admitted,” his lawyer Prabhat Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The over Rs 900-crore fodder scam cases are related to the illegal withdrawal of money from government treasury by the animal husbandry department in undivided Bihar in the 1990s when Prasad was the chief minister.