The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav in multi-crore fodder scam cases.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Rajan Gogoi said it is not inclined to enlarge Yadav on bail in the cases.
The bench rejected Yadav’s arguments that he has been in jail for 24 months, saying in comparison to the 14-year sentence awarded to him.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Yadav, said there were no recoveries and no demand and the only major offence under which he was convicted was conspiracy.
The bench said merits of the case will be decided by the high court. “At present, we are only hearing the bail appeal,” it said.
The CBI on Tuesday opposed in the apex court the bail plea of Lalu Prasad Yadav.