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HC quashes proceedings against Nitish in murder case

IANS  |  Patna 

In a big relief to Chief Minister Kumar, the High Court on Friday quashed criminal proceedings initiated against him by a lower court in a 28-year-old murder case, a said.

Justice passed the order on an application moved by Kumar.

Kumar had challenged the proceedings initiated against him by the (ACJM), Barh, who took cognizance of an FIR lodged at the station in district.

In the FIR lodged on November 16, 1991, Kumar, who was then the Samata Party from Barh, was named as an accused along with others for the killing of one Sitaram Singh, who was killed during the Lok Sabha elections that year.

The ACJM had initiated criminal proceedings against Kumar in 2009, which was challenged by the (United) leader before the High Court the same year.

The court had reserved the order on the petition on January 31.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 18:24 IST