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HC quashes criminal proceedings against Nitish in murder case

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The High Court set aside the criminal proceedings initiated against Kumar by a lower court in a 28-year-old murder case on Friday.

Justice A passed the order on an application moved by Kumar, who heads the (United).

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 polls that year.

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

Justice Amanullah, who had reserved his order on the petition on January 31, quashed the proceedings on Friday.

It comes as a relief to the with the opposition parties, especially the Rashtriya (RJD), targeting him over his name figuring in the murder case.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 17:05 IST