Sadhu Yadav surrenders, enlarged on bail
Sadhu Yadav surrendered before the designated Vigilance judge who enlarged him on bail.india Updated: May 26, 2006 10:50 IST
RJD MP and brother-in-law of Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav on Friday surrendered before the designated Vigilance judge who enlarged him on bail following a Patna High Court order granting him anticipatory bail in multi-crore rupees flood relief scam.
Accompanied by his lawyers Janardhan Rai, Sadhu Yadav, who had been on the run ever since the Vigilance court issued non-bailable arrest warrant against him on April 10, surrendered on Friday morning.
Designated Judge RN Sharma enlarged him on bail after he furnished a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties each of the same amount on the directive of the High Court. He also deposited his passport following the High Court order asking him not to leave the country without prior permission of the court.
Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad of Patna High Court had on May 22 granted anticipatory bail to Yadav on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties each of the same amount.
The Vigilance Investigating Bureau which had issued a nation-wide alarm against Yadav following issuance of the NBW had on May nine moved the court for property attachment order against the MP which was accepted by Vigilance Judge R N Prasad and a proclamation notice, a step before attachment of property, issued against him.
The Apex court had on May 15 refused to grant Yadav interim protection from arrest, but directed the Patna High Court to hear his anticipatory bail prayer "on merit".