Patna: The Bihar government on Thursday said the
case relating to the murder of former Railway Minister Lalit
Narayan Mishra was still pending in Delhi`s Karkardooma court.
Replying on behalf of the government to BJP member
Sanjay Kumar Jha`s calling attention motion in the legislative
council, Human Resources Development Minister Hari Narayan
Singh narrated the sequence of events and said the case was
handed over to the CBI and was transferred to Delhi on
December 12, 1979 on a Supreme Court directive.
The CBI filed chargesheet on January 21, 1981 and
concluded the deposition of 151 prosecution witnesses in April
1986, Singh said.
Jha wanted to know whether the state government had
conducted any inquiry and whether there was any report.
Singh said that the case was investigated by the then
inspector general Shashi Bhushan Sahay who submitted his
report to the then Chief Minister.
The Chief Secretary had admitted in Karkardooma court,
that the report was submitted to the then Chief Minister, he
Vinod Kumar Choudhary and Haroon Rashid, both JD(U),
also demanded that the report be made public.
The minister said that the report was not with him and
he would make it available as soon as possible.