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HC extends bail period of Lalu Prasad till Aug 20

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

The High Court today extended the provisional period of Lalu Prasad, convicted in four cases, till August 20 on medical grounds.

The period was extended by Justice

"We have prayed for the extension of the period for three more months on medical grounds," Prasad's told

The high court had on May 11 granted six weeks provisional to Prasad and again extended it till August 14, Chitaranjan Sinha, another for the RJD chief, said.

Prasad is currently being treated at the in Mumbai, Sinha said.

He has been convicted in four cases of the multi-crore

The cases relate to illegal withdrawal of money from government treasuries in different districts for the the animal husbandry department in undivided in the 1990s when the RJD was in power in the state.

On September 30, 2013, he was convicted in the first case related to the Chaibasa Treasury.

The former was again convicted in another case related to the Chaibasa Treasury on January 24, 2018. On February 23 and March 19, he was convicted in cases related to the Deoghar Treasury and the Dumka Treasury respectively.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 13:30 IST
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