|File photo of Lalu Prasad Yadav (Pic: European Pressphoto Agency)|
Friday, December 13, 2013
Indian minister granted bail in corruption case
NEW DELHI (AA) - A former Indian minister, Laloo Prasad Yadav, has been granted bail on Friday after serving two months of his five year sentence after being convicted of embezzlement of state funds in a notorious and long-running corruption case known as the "fodder scam".
Yadav was charged with embezzling state funds intended for cattle fodder while he was chief minister of Bihar state.
Yadav, who later became federal railways minister, denied the charge.
He is among 45 people convicted by a special court some of whom have also been granted bail.
Laloo Yadav was one of India's most colourful politicians. He leads a regional party in Bihar.
Anadolu Agency, December 13, 2013