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Lalu arrives in Ranchi after discharge from AIIMS, to be taken to RIMS

On Monday, AIIMS refused to admit Lalu Prasad, saying his condition has improved significantly, following which the RJD chief cried political conspiracy.

india Updated: May 01, 2018 14:16 IST
Press Trust of India, Ranchi
RJD chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav arrives at Ranchi railway station on Tuesday amid heavy security.
RJD chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav arrives at Ranchi railway station on Tuesday amid heavy security.(PTI)

RJD chief Lalu Prasad was on Tuesday brought to the state capital from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi as his condition improved significantly.

“He will now be taken to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences,” said a police officer at Ranchi railway station where Prasad alighted from the Rajdhani Express.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president, who has been serving a jail term in connection with a fodder scam, had boarded the train from Delhi on Monday.

He was admitted to AIIMS on March 29 for specialised treatment.

In an official statement on Monday, AIIMS had said, “Lalu Prasad was referred from Ranchi Medical College to AIIMS for management of his acute medical condition. He has improved significantly and as per advise of the medical board constituted for his treatment, he is being referred back to Ranchi Medical College”.

Prasad, however, alleged a “political conspiracy” behind his discharge.

The former Bihar chief minister also urged the AIIMS director to continue his treatment at the institute till his recovery, and said the institute would be held responsible if something untoward happened to him.

Prasad has been convicted in four fodder scam cases since 2013 — the latest being the Dumka treasury case, in which a special CBI court sentenced him to 14 years in jail.