Patna: The PIL filed in the Patna High Court
seeking to order a CBI probe into the allegations levelled in
connection with the CAG report would now be re-heard by
the court "in due course of time."
Chief Justice Rekha M Doshit and Justice SK Katriyar
made the observations while disposing off an Interlocutory
petition filed by state government urging the division bench
to modify its earlier order summoning the CBI Director and
Joint Director in the case on July 26, 2010.
The judges further stated that with the passage of
several months, the previous order of the court had lost its
significance and the matter be heard afresh.
In a major reprieve for Nitish Kumar government, Patna
High Court had, on July 23, 2010, stayed the operation of its
previous directive to the CBI Director and Joint Director to
be present in the court on July 26, 2010 to explain as to
whether the case was fit to be probed the agency and reserved
its order on the modification petition.
After passage nearly six months, advocate Arvind Kumar
Sharma and others filed an interlocutory application in the
court a week ago urging the court to pronounce its final order
reserved on the state government`s modification petition on
July 23, 2010.
Sharma and others had also pleaded that the division
bench rehear their arguments afresh to which the judges said
the initial writ petition for a CBI probe would be listed for
hearing in due course.
The CAG report has highlighted financial lapses of Rs
11,412 crore in execution of development and welfare schemes
between 2002-03 and 2007-08.