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Jailed RJD President Lalu Prasad was transferred Thursday to his hospital room from the British-era bungalow inside Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute for Medical Sciences (RIMS), which reportedly provided him with the scope to be an active player in Bihar politics before and after the elections. reports Gaurav Pandey. Lalu’s return to room 11 of the hospital pay room coincided with allegations that he tried to offer incentives to at least two other senior BJP officials over the phone, in addition to former MP CM Sushil Modi.
The ailing RJD president and former prime minister of Bihar had been moved to Kelly’s Bungalow, a one-story bungalow with four bedrooms, two dining rooms, a study, two large terraces and a kitchen, on August 5 after the hall the one it was in became part of a Covid-19 treatment center.
Police sources said Lalu was transferred back to the hospital ward after Ranchi DC Chhavi Ranjan asked Birsa Munda Jail Superintendent Hamid Akhtar if the RJD chief was allowed to use a telephone during his stay in the bungalow, which is supposed to be the official residence, and why. from the director of RIMS. “I have asked the prison authorities to provide clarification as soon as possible,” Ranjan said. Akhtar said that Lalu had been transferred back to the ward on the recommendation of the team of doctors treating him.
“We received a letter from the RIMS medical superintendent on Thursday morning, requesting that we transfer upper-class prisoner Lalu Prasad back to the pay room.”
The Jharkhand government had ordered an investigation on Wednesday after Sushil Modi posted an audio clip that allegedly contained Lalu’s voice during the alleged phone call. IGP (prisons) Virendra Bhusan said she had asked the DC to take action against those responsible for the violation, if it is found to be true.
Convicted in several forage scam cases in December 2017, Lalu was in the Birsa Munda central prison in Ranchi for around two months before being transferred to RIMS for health reasons. It was referred to AIIMS Delhi for a few months before being sent back to RIMS in May 2018.
The Jharkhand BJP said that Lalu’s transfer to the hospital ward meant that the accusations against him were true. The party asked the Jharkhand High Court to take notice suo motu of the alleged violation of prison rules by Lalu under the patronage of the Hemant Soren government.

Times of India

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