Row over bribe phone calls ends Lalu’s VIP bungalow stay

Ranchi: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been shifted from the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) director’s bungalow to the paying ward of the medical institute.

This comes two days after BJP leaders in Bihar alleged that RJD chief phoned BJP legislators in an attempt to topple the NDA government and influence the Speaker’s election.

Yadav, the former Bihar Chief Minister who was convicted in fodder scam cases, was undergoing treatment in the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) for multiple ailments.

“Lalu Prasad Yadav was shifted from the bungalow of the director to room number A-11 of the paying ward today,” Dr Waghmare Krishna Prasad, Additional Director of RIMS and Joint Health Secretary of Jharkhand, said,

It is to be noted that the CBI on Tuesday submitted its written opposition to Lalu Prasad’s bail plea in Jharkhand High Court in the fodder scam case related to Dumka treasury saying that he has not served a single days sentence in connection with it.

Lalu Prasad’s lawyers claimed that he has completed half of his sentence in judicial custody in the case.

Lalu was sentenced on 24 March, 2018 to 14-years rigorous imprisonment by CBI special judge Shivpal Singh in the Dumka treasury embezzlement case of fodder scam.

 

NT Bureau