Court releases Lalu Prasad’s passport

May 5th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by admin  

Ranchi, May 5 (IANS) Railway Minister Lalu Prasad can go on his official tour of two countries from May 11. A special court ordered the release of his passport Monday. Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court judge Sanjay Prasad ordered the release of the minister’s passport.

The railway minister had filed a petition in the last week of April seeking release of his passport.

According to Prabhat Kumar, the lawyer of Lalu Prasad, the minister is scheduled to go to Singapore and Malaysia from May 11 on an official visit. He will return on May 18.

“After returning from the visit, Lalu Prasad will have to submit the passport to court,” he said.

Kumar said: “Lalu Prasad had submitted his passport for the first time in 1997 in a fodder scam case. The CBI court has released his passport three times earlier for him to visit foreign countries.”

Lalu Prasad is accused in five cases in the multi million rupee fodder scam. He was sent to judicial custody three times. The trial is going on in a special CBI court in Jharkhand capital Ranchi.

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