Lalu Back in Patna on Six-Week Provisional Parole

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav arrives in Patna on Wednesday.

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Patna: Just two days after he reported back to the Ranchi prison after his three-day parole to attend his son's wedding in Patna, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was back in the state capital on Wednesday evening after his lawyers completed the formalities for obtaining a six-week conditional bail on medical grounds.

Yadav, who is serving time following his conviction in three fodder scam-related cases, was released from the jail after a CBI court in Ranchi put the seal of approval to Yadav's parole earlier granted by the Jharkhand High Court.

After posting two bonds of Rs. 50,000 each, the former Chief Minister of Bihar was allowed to leave the prison.

The RJD chief, accompanied by Bhola Yadav, his trusted aide and a legislator from Darbhanga, arrived at the Ranchi Airport straight from the prison and took a flight to Patna reaching at the Jaya Prakash Narayan Airport around 6:40 pm.

Yadav came out of the airport in a wheelchair pushed by Bhola Yadav. Besides dozens of Yadav's supporters who chanted 'Lalu Yadav Zindabad', there did not appear to be any sign of any of his children coming to the airport to receive their father.

From the airport, Yadav was brought to his residence on 10 Circular Road where he was received by his wife and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi and other family members.

Yadav, 69, who suffers from a host of ailments including kidney, diabetes, and hyper-tension, would soon be leaving for Delhi and Mumbai for better health care.

It may be noted that during his six-week temporary parole, the RJD leader is not allowed to speak to reporters or hold press conferences or attend or organize any political rally.


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