Bihar court asks Lalu, Rabri, Paswan to appear on Aug 25
A Bihar court today asked RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan to appear in person before it on August 25.
Muzaffarpur: A Bihar court today asked RJD
chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and LJP chief Ramvilas
Paswan to appear in person before it on August 25 for allowing
their petition seeking exemption from further appearance in a
Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramesh Malviya passed the order
on a petition filed on their behalf pleading that the three
leaders be permitted not to appear in the court in person
because of their busy schedule in the case and charging them
with causing destruction to public property in course of the
state-wide bandh on January six.
Malviya had on June 17 taken cognizance of the complaint,
filed by a senior advocate Sudhir Ojha who had alleged that
`widespread destruction` was caused to public property
in Muzaffarpur town and elsewhere during the shutdown called
by these leaders and asked them to represent their respective
sides on the complaint on July 27.
The three leaders had on July 27 petitioned the court
pleading that they be exempted from personal appearance
because of busy schedule and allow their lawyers to represent
their sides in the court forthwith.
Malviya on conclusion of hearing asked the three to
appear in the court here on August 25 to file a commitment
required for permitting the petition.
Ojha had in his complaint filed on January 24 this year
also alleged that the activists of the RJD-LJP took the law
into their hands and misbehaved with him while enforcing the
call for bandh called by the combine against price rise.