No relief for Lalu Prasad as Jharkhand HC rejects bail plea

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Lalu Prasad is currently admitted at AIIMS, New Delhi undergoing treatment for multiple ailments.

Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad will remain in jail as the Jharkhand High Court rejected his bail plea in the Dumka treasury case on Friday.

The court said since the RJD supremo has to serve two more months in jail to complete half of the tenure of his total sentence in the case, the bail plea is not granted and asked him to file a fresh application after two months.

Lalu has already acquired bail in three out of the four cases of the fodder scam in which he has been convicted and acceptance of his request in the case related to illegal withdrawal of Rs 3. 13 crore from the Dumka treasury could have helped him come out of the jail.

Lalu is currently undergoing treatment at AIIMS, Delhi. He was shifted here from the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi last month on the advice of the state medical board. 

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Lalu is currently serving a 14-year jail term since December 2017 after being convicted in multiple fodder scam cases. 

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