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SC adjourns plea against Nitish Kumar in murder case

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Friday adjourned a plea against alleging that he did not disclose in his affidavits about a First Information Report (FIR) against him in a case.

Further hearing on this matter will be heard in the second week of January.

Earlier in July, (RJD) chief Yadav alleged that is facing charges of in a case registered with district's Pandarak police station.

Meanwhile, the ruling JD (U) retorted back at the RJD chief, saying, "is neither chargesheeted nor convicted in any case like Lalu who has been chargesheeted in some case and also convicted in a fodder scam."

"The case in which is one of the five accused persons is still pending before the high and it is in the judicial process. has already been declared "dosh-mukt" (not guilty) in the police investigation and there is no adverse remark against the CM at any level of the judiciary," JD(U) senior and former minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh had told reporters while explaining the status of the case.

Giving details of the case, Singh said that a took place at Rally village under Pandarak police station area on November 16, 1991. An FIR was registered on November 17, 1991, in which five persons including Nitish were made named accused.

"After completing its investigation, police on January 31, 1993, filed charge-sheet against three accused persons and declared two other accused including Nitish as innocent", he added.

"On August 5, 2008, the ACJM at Barh took cognizance against the three persons against whom charge-sheet was filed, and exonerated from the charges. One of the charge-sheeted persons Yogendra Yadav moved the high against the ACJM's order. The high on April 22, 2009, ordered to stay 'further proceedings' in the case at the ACJM court," Singh said.

Earlier on January 20, 2009; Ashok Kumar Singh, who was neither informer nor witness in the case, filed a protest petition in the of the additional chief judicial magistrate (ACJM), Barh, and challenged declaration of Nitish as "dosh-mukt" (not guilty).

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 14:37 IST