Bihar: Court drops charges against Sonia, Rahul

A Bihar court on Saturday dropped the names of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Rahul Gandhi from a complaint petition.

Updated: Jan 29, 2011, 19:49 PM IST

Muzaffarpur: A Bihar court on Saturday dropped
the names of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and General
Secretary Rahul Gandhi from a complaint petition following
withdrawal of charges made against them by the petitioner in
connection with a case of cheating.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramesh Chandra Malviya,
however, summoned AICC in-charge of Bihar and Union Minister
Mukul Wasnik and the party`s Muzaffarpur district head Vinita
Vijay to appear in person on March 9.

In his complaint S K Ojha had earlier alleged that
Sonia Gandhi and six others had cheated him by making false
promises of giving him a party ticket for the last state
Assembly elections.

In his initial complaint, Ojha said that Bihar PCC
chief Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser had advised him to meet
Wasnik, who he alleged, had demanded money for allotting
party ticket to him.
Ojha then tried to meet Rahul Gandhi but failed and
filed the complaint to the court against the five among
others.

PTI