The Jharkhand Excessive Court docket on Friday deferred by every week the listening to in bail petition of jailed RJD president Lalu Prasad in a fodder rip-off case.
The bail prayer within the Dumka treasury case was postponed for April 16 by Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh after the CBI sought time to file its reply on the matter.
Prasad’s lawyer Kapil Sibal showing via video conferencing argued that the central probe company was intentionally delaying the matter because it wished to maintain his consumer within the jail “as a result of political causes.”
Accepting CBI counsel plea for extra time, the courtroom directed it to submit its counter-affidavit on the matter within the subsequent three days and put the matter for listening to on April 16.
The case pertains to unlawful withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury in 90s in Bihar.
Prasad continues to stay in jail pending bail within the Dumka treasury case. He has already acquired bail in three different instances of the multi-crore rupees fodder rip-off.
Prasad is presently recuperating at AIIMS New Delhi the place he was airlifted in January final.
Devashri Mandal had filed Prasad’s bail software within the Excessive Court docket saying that the RJD chief has accomplished half of the sentence within the case so he ought to be allowed bail. The plea additionally cited poor well being situation of septuagenarian Prasad.
On February 19 final, the courtroom had rejected bail to Prasad as he had fallen brief by 17 days to finish half of his sentencing.
After finishing the stated interval in jail, Prasad as soon as once more sought bail within the courtroom.