Supreme Court to hear Lalu Yadav’s bail plea on April 10

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday said it would hear on April 10 a plea of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav seeking bail in three cases related to the multi-crore-rupee fodder scam, in which he has been convicted.

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the CBI to file a reply by April 9 and said Yadav’s bail plea would be taken up for a hearing next Wednesday.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the RJD supremo, sought urgent listing of the bail plea saying a notice had been issued in the matter.

Lalu Prasad Yadav, currently lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi, has challenged the January 10 verdict of the Jharkhand High Court dismissing his bail plea.