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Patna: HC serves notice to ex-Bihar CMs, asks why can't you live in private accommodations

ANI  |  Patna (Bihar) [India] 

The High Court on Tuesday directed Chief Minister Kumar and his predecessors to file a response within a span of four weeks on why the former Chief Ministers cannot live in private accommodations in the city, despite being provided high-security.

The decision came after a PIL was filed by Kumar and other leaders of the state over the matter of allocation of bungalows to former Chief Ministers.

A bench headed by Justice SP Shahi, while hearing the matter, directed the to reply to the issue within four weeks.

The next hearing in the matter is scheduled to take place on February 11.

On Monday, the High Court rejected Rashtriya (RJD) Tejashwi Yadav's petition challenging the government's order to vacate his official accommodation.

The bungalow was allocated to Tejashwi in 2015 on his appointment as the in the Kumar-led government in the state. However, he continues to occupy the house even after RJD broke the alliance with Kumar's (United).

In October last year, the High Court rejected Tejashwi's appeal against the government's plea to evict him from his official residence at 5, Deshratna Marg. Thereafter in November, Tejashwi had filed a fresh appeal challenging the high court's judgment.

The bungalow was reassigned to present in 2017 after RJD formed the coalition with

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 13:45 IST