Bihar court frames charges against Rabri Devi



Patna: A local court today framed charges against the Leader of Opposition in Bihar assembly Rabri Devi in a defamation case charging her with making contemptuous remarks against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former JD(U) state president and MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh.

Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Deenanath Singh framed the charges against Rabri Devi in her presence in the court.

The SDJM put up the case for examining the evidences during the next date of hearing which was, however, not announced by him.

The court had on January 23 exempted Rabri Devi, also a former chief minister, from appearing in person in the court in connection with the case.

Singh had on April 13, 2009 filed a petition seeking to initiate defamation proceedings against Rabri Devi for her "uncharitable and vulgar" remarks against him and Kumar during electioneering in Saran district for the last Lok Sabha polls.

PTI