Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri
Devi was today issued a court notice on a defamation petition
filed by state JD(U) President Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lalan for
allegedly making abusive remarks against him and Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar.
Sub-Divisional Magistrate A K Jha issued the notice
asking Rabri Devi, Leader of the Opposition in the assembly,
to appear before him on August 31 to explain her position.
The court, which had on May 25 recorded Lalan`s
statement, passed the order after it found that allegations
made against her were "prime facie true".
The notice was under section 500 of the Indian Penal
Lalan had on April 13 filed a complaint against Rabri
Devi for using defamatory words at an election meeting on
April five at Sarkha in Saran parliamentary constituency,
which he alleged had impaired his reputation and goodwill.
It did not behove a Former chief minister to use
"malicious and slanderous expressions", he said.