Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad who is in jail on Tuesday filed a petition in the Jharkhand High Court for bail in three fodder scam cases on the ground of age and health issues.
In his petition, the former Bihar chief minister said he was 71 years of age and suffering from diabetes, blood pressure and other ailments. He said he had got bail in one of the four fodder scam cases, therefore he be allowed bail in the rest of the cases.
Lalu Prasad was convicted in fodder scam cases pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of money from Deoghar, Dumka and Chaibasa. These were two cases and he secured bail in one.
Lalu Prasad, who has been jail since December last year, was currently under treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi.