A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed on Monday in the Jharkhand High Court against former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Yadav for allegedly violating the jail manual and “misuse” of the RIMS Hospital director’s bungalow.
The PIL filed by Bihar resident and law graduate Manish Kumar alleged that despite being convicted, Lalu Prasad Yadav was repeatedly meeting several people, stating that this was a clear violation of the jail manual.
In the petition, the Home Secretary, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Superintendent of Police (SP) of Ranchi and officials of the state of Jharkhand responded in this case through the Chief Secretary.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav was earlier shifted to the residence of the director of RIMS Hospital, where he was admitted due to poor health, to prevent any risk of fatal coronavirus.
After the news came out, the Jharkhand BJP accused the state government of giving special treatment to him as the RJD is in the coalition that is ruling in the state.
Lalu Yadav, jailed since December 2017, was sentenced to seven years in 2018 under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and seven years under the Prevention of Corruption Act in the fodder scam case. Both sentences are being served consecutively.
The case relates to the fraud of ₹ 3.5 crore from Dumka treasury by the officials of Animal Husbandry Department between 1991 and 1996 when Lalu Yadav was the Chief Minister.