Lalu aides in jail to 'serve' him? RJD denies charge

Erika Holt
January 12, 2018

"They have been, after all, sent to jail after an inquiry by the police administration and it is for the administration to say something on the matter".

As per reports, the two were sent to Rachi jail after they picked up a fight with a neighbour Sumit Yadav and snatched Rs 10,000 from him on 23 December.

JD-U general secretary K C Tyagi said a new political chapter has begun with the court's decision and it means politicians will be afraid of committing any such wrongdoing. Within minutes of the cops at Lower Bazar police station registering the FIR and sending a copy to the Ranchi civil court, Lakshman and Madan reached the court and surrendered.

"We have filed a case in the court of first class judicial magistrate Avanika Gautam seeking criminal proceedings against Sumit Yadav, who is the nephew of Madan Yadav". The Indian Express quoted Ranchi's DSP (City) Raj Kumar Mehta as saying.

On the basis of media reports about lobbying in favour of the fodder scam convict, orders have been issued to the Commissioner, Jhansi division, to carry out a probe and submit a report at the earliest, said a tweet issued on the official handle of the CM.

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Lalu's son and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said in Patna a bail plea will also be moved in the high court.

Bihar's ruling JD (U) jeered at the RJD chief over the release of his two aides from jail.

The special CBI court of Shiv Pal Singh had on January 6 handed down three-and-a-half years prison term to Lalu in the case pertaining to illegal withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar treasury between 1991 and 1994, in the second of the five fodder scam cases against him. The judge promised Lalu that he will get Chura Dahi as a snack on Makar Sankranti."I will get dahi chura arranged in jail", the judge told him.

The court said that they could have lived in the Open Jail with their families. "It's unfortunate that both are being called as "sevadaar", said Shakti Singh Yadav, RJD spokesperson and MLA.

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