The former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav who is serving a jail term for fodder scam case in Ranchi has left for All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi on a medical advice.
He was admitted to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIIMS) on March 17 after complaining of uneasiness at the Birsa Munda jail.
Prasad left for Delhi in a train after Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) allowed him to seek treatment at AIIMS.
The former Union railway minister boarded a first-class coach of the Rajdhani Express in police custody as hundreds of party supporters gathered to see him at the station.
His advocate Chittaranjan Sinha said that the 69-year-old chief is suffering from diabetics, high creatinine, and blood pressure.
He has also developed renal problems.
“His condition was not suitable for flying and the doctors at RIMS advised him to travel by train,” Sinha added.
A medical board at the RIMS where Prasad was being treated decided to refer him to the AIIMS for better treatment, hospital director RK Shrivastav told the media.
The RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has been convicted in four fodder scam cases since 2013- the latest being the Dumka (then part of Bihar) treasury case, in which a special CBI court sentenced him 14 years of imprisonment.
The Jharkhand High Court is to hear on April 6 his bail plea in connection with his conviction in the third fodder scam case- RC 68/96 case – pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from Chaibasa Treasury during his tenure.