Court summons Lalu, Rabri, Paswan

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 19:53

Muzaffarpur: A Bihar court summoned RJD
chief Lalu Prasad, Leader of the Opposition in the assembly
Rabri Devi and LJP president Ramvilas Paswan to personally
appear in connection with a case.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Arun Kumar Singh asked Prasad,
Rabri Devi and Paswan to personally appear in the court on
October 6 to facilitate framing of charges in the case.

The court passed the order in a case filed by advocate
Sudhir Ojha who had charged RJD and LJP party workers with
ransacking, causing damage to public properties and resorting
to forcible closure of offices and shops in their bid to
enforce the state-wide bandh called by the two parties against
price rise on January 28.

Ojha had also alleged that RJD-LJP activists indulged in
a scuffle with him on that day. PTI AJK KK Tiwari tipped to be new CIC

New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) Information Commissioner A N
Tiwari is tipped to be the new Chief Information Commissioner
succeeding Wajahat Habibullah, ending uncertainty over the new
chief of the transparency panel.

Official sources said the name of Tiwari, a 1969 batch
IAS officer and former Secretary, Department of Personnel and
Training, has been cleared and forwarded to the President for
appointment as successor to Habibullah who demits office
today.

Tiwari said that he was informed about the decision
last night.

One of the senior-most Information Commissioners, Tiwari
joined the transparency panel on December 26, 2005. In one of
the path-breaking decisions, Tiwari brought the Income Tax
returns of political parties under public scrutiny.

As per the provisions of the RTI Act when an Information
Commissioner is appointed as the Chief Information
Commissioner the aggregate of tenure should not exceed five
years.

The Chief Information Commissioner is chosen by a
committee comprising the Prime Minister, the Leader of
Opposition and a minister of the Union Cabinet.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 19:53

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