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The Jharkhand High Court has decided to hear Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail plea in the new year 2021.

Today, the JHC  deferred his bail hearing by another six weeks, in connection with a case related to the illegal withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka Treasury.

Opposing the bail petition, the CBI counsel argued that the convict in the fodder scam Lalu Prasad Yadav has not completed even half of his sentence, a requisite for his early release. There is a shortfall of almost 40 days. The JHC deferred the hearing for six weeks.

This was admitted by the counsel of Lalu Prasad Yadav."Hearing on the bail application filed  has been deferred for another six weeks as the certified copies to establish that Lalu Ji has completed half of his sentencing pronounced by the court in RC 38A/96 related to Dumka Treasury, is yet to be received from the lower court.” 

The next hearing in the case is likely to take place on 22 January 2021, reported the daily.

Yadav is serving a four-year jail sentence in a fodder scam case. He was granted bail in three other fodder scam cases. In the fourth fodder scam case of the above-mentioned Dumka treasury, he was awaiting a grant of bail in jail cum hospital on medical grounds.

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