Lalu surrenders before spl courts, taken to jail
Ranchi: RJD president and fodder scam convict Lalu Prasad surrendered on Thursday before two special CBI courts here on expiry of his provisional bail for treatment of various ailments, after which he was taken to the Birsa Munda Jail and then to a hospital for checkup.
Prasad, who reached here from Patna on Wednesday, had been directed by Jharkhand High Court to surrender before the CBI courts by today.
After his surrender before Judge SS Prasad in connection with fraudulent withdrawals from Chaibasa Treasury, Prasad’s advocate Prabhat Kumar said his client had been suffering from various ailments.
The judge directed doctors of the Birsa Munda Jail, where he had been lodged following his conviction in December last year, to consult doctors who were treating Prasad.
The judge said Prasad can also be treated by Dr Umesh Prasad at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) here.
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.
Prasad has been convicted in four fodder scam cases, the first being on September 30, 2013.
After his surrender before SS Prasad’s court, the former Bihar chief minister was taken to Birsa Munda Jail as per the procedure and then taken to RIMS here for a check up after being referred to it.
The Jharkhand High Court had on August 24 refused to extend the provisional bail after Prasad’s counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi prayed for an extension for three months for treatment and medical care for anal abscess, kidney stone and enlarged prostate glands.
Lalu Prasad Yadav arrives to surrender in Ranchi on Thursday