'Lalu Yadav is playing badminton', CBI questions Kapil Sibal's kidney transplant plea

Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convicted in four fodder scam cases and has been granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court. The CBI has challenged the bail granted to Lalu Prasad by filing a petition in the Supreme Court. The matter was taken up for hearing before a bench of Justices AS Bopanna and MM Sundresh in the Supreme Court on Friday.

Aug 25, 2023 - 20:56
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'Lalu Yadav is playing badminton', CBI questions Kapil Sibal's kidney transplant plea

Raising questions on the grant of bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, convicted in the fodder scam, the CBI on Friday said in the Supreme Court that bail has been granted on the basis of serving 50 percent of the sentence, but how can the sentence of one case be transferred to another? can be counted.

CBI said that this question of law is involved in this case and the court needs to consider it. But while postponing the hearing of the case till October 17, the court said that it is not possible to hear the matter on Friday.

Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convicted in four fodder scam cases and has been granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court. The CBI has challenged the bail granted to Lalu Prasad by filing a petition in the Supreme Court. The matter was taken up for hearing before a bench of Justices AS Bopanna and MM Sundresh in the Supreme Court on Friday. The bench asked how suddenly the matter came up for hearing on Friday.

The bench said that the matter should be taken up for hearing on a non-miscellaneous day i.e. a day on which there is no day for hearing of new cases, which is called a miscellaneous day, such as Monday and Friday. The court said that this matter should be taken up on the day of the regular hearing.

Then Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing for the CBI, said that he had mentioned before the Chief Justice to put the matter on early hearing, but the bench said that it was not possible to hear the matter today.

Advocate Arvind Kumar Sharma also appeared on behalf of CBI. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Lalu Prasad in the case, said that Lalu Prasad has already spent 42 months in jail. He has undergone a kidney transplant after getting bail and suspension of sentence. They want to keep kidney transplant patients in jail. To this, CBI counsel SV Raju said that he was playing badminton.

Postponing the hearing of the case, the court said that it would hear it on October 17. But CBI counsel SV Raju insisted on an early hearing, saying the matter involved a small question of law which needed to be heard.

He said that the order to grant bail to Lalu Prasad was wrong. The court said that it would hear the matter on October 17, and only then they will present their arguments. Lalu Prasad has so far been sentenced in four fodder scam cases.

The Jharkhand High Court granted bail on April 17, 2021, in the case of fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury, on the grounds that Lalu had already served half the jail term. He is on bail in four cases of cheating related to Dumka, Deoghar, and Chaibasa treasuries. The CBI has challenged the bail in the Supreme Court and demanded its cancellation.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer
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