Two days after waiting for formalities to be completed, former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD Chief Lalu Yadav on Wednesday evening left for Patna on a six-week provisional bail on medical grounds. From there, he would head to a hospital for treatment of his ailments.
“The formalities regarding bail bond were completed today. Two sureties of Rs 50,000 each were furnished. The release order of the Jharkhand High Court arrived late on Tuesday,” Prabhat Kumar, counsel for Yadav, told mediapersons.
“Our leader left Hotwar Central Jail around 3.30 pm and reached Birsa Munda Airport, from where he took the Indigo flight to Patna at 5.55 pm,” said a RJD spokesperson.
Earlier, Yadav had reported back to Birsa Munda Central Jail on May 14, following the expiry of his three-day parole to attend the wedding of his son, Tej Pratap Yadav, which was held on May 12.
Yadav had been in Birsa Munda Central Jail since December 23, when a special CBI court had held him guilty in the second fodder scam case. Subsequently, he was convicted and sentenced in two more cases. The maximum prison sentence awarded to him was 14 years in one of the cases. His bail petitions have been rejected, so far.
However, Yadav complained of ailments related to heart, kidney and blood sugar, following which he was admitted to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi in March 17. About a fortnight later, he was shifted to All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. He was brought back to RIMS on May 1.
During the period of provisional bail, Yadav has been asked not to indulge in any political activity and not issue political statements.