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CBI Challenges Lalu Yadav's Bail In Supreme Court Over Fodder Scam Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has escalated the high-profile fodder scam case by appealing against the bail granted to former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Supreme Court

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In a fresh turn of events, Lalu Yadav, the chief of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), faces renewed legal challenges as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has approached the Supreme Court to contest the bail granted to him in connection with cases related to the infamous fodder scam. The apex court is scheduled to hear the CBI's petition on August 25.

Lalu Yadav had been granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in multiple cases linked to the 950-crore fodder scam, a case that involves the alleged embezzlement of funds designated for animal fodder from various government treasuries across undivided Bihar. Notably, fake bills are believed to have been issued by the Animal Husbandry Department as part of the alleged scheme.

The CBI's move to challenge the bail orders adds a layer of complexity to the legal proceedings, as all four bail orders granted by the Jharkhand High Court have been contested by the investigative agency. Lalu Yadav, who had been convicted in these cases, currently has pending appeals in various courts.

The fodder scam first came to light in 1996 when Chaibasa Deputy Commissioner Amit Khare uncovered the embezzlement during Lalu Yadav's tenure as the chief minister. The case has since garnered significant attention and evolved into a protracted legal battle.

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