Lalu Prasad surrenders before CBI

NC Network, New Delhi

Lalu Prasad Yadav, President of Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) who is the convict of the fodder scam surrendered on Thursday in front of two CBI courts in Ranchi as his provisional bail has expired. He was then taken to the Birsa Munda Jail and later to a hospital for medical checkup.

Prasad reached Ranchi from Patna on Wednesday as he was directed by the Jharkhand High Court to suurender before the CBI courts by Thursday. 

Lalu surrendered before Judge S.S. Prasad  in connection with fraudulent withdrawals from Chaibasa Treasury, his lawyer claimed that his client is suffering from various health problems. 

The doctors of the Birsa Munda Jail has been ordered by the judges to talk to the doctors whose treatment Lalu was taking.  The judge also suggested that Lalu can also be treated at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) by Dr. Umesh Prasad at Ranchi. 

As the provisional bail was applied for three fodder scam cases, Prasad also surrendered before the court of M P Mishra in connection with the Deoghar and Dumka treasury cases.

On September 30, 2013 Prasad was convicted in four fodder scam cases.

On 24 August, 2018 the Jharkand High Court rejected the appeal of extending the bail by Abhishek Manu Singhvi for three months treatment and medical assistance for  anal abscess, kidney stone and enlarged prostate glands.

CBI counsel Rajiv Sinha had objected to the extension of provisional bail, saying he had already availed about 12 weeks for his treatment and required medicare was available at the RIMS as well.

In December,2017, Lalu Prasad after being convicted in fodder Scam cases he spent a lot of time at RIMS- Ranchi and also at AIIMS- New Delhi for medical treatments. He was also treated for three weeks in a Mumbai based hospital and was discharged on August 25. 

On May 11 he was released on six weeks's provisional bail by Jharkhand High Court for medical treatment and was also restricted from taking part in any political activity, public function and also from talking to the media in that period. 

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