Search:



The Web

Rediff








 Latest News on mobile: sms NEWS to 7333

Home > News > PTI


Fodder scam: Someone wants judge changed

March 15, 2005 14:35 IST

A Supreme Court Bench caused a flutter on Tuesday by disclosing that it had been approached by "someone from the high court" at Patna for changing the trial judge hearing the multi-crore fodder scam case against Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Justice S N Variava, heading a three-judge Bench, said: "Yesterday someone contacted me from the high court and indirectly wanted to know whether the trial judge can be changed."

Senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi, appearing for petitioners -- members of Parliament Rajiv Ranjan and Sushil Modi -- who have sought cancellation of the bail granted to Lalu in the fodder scam case, said he had expressed his apprehension during the last hearing that the trial Judge may be changed.

The game plan is "to promote him and shift him out" as political heavy weights are involved in the fodder scam," he said.

"Now it will not happen," Justice Variava said.

 


7333: The Latest News on Your Mobile!

More reports from Bihar
Read about: Satyendra Dubey Murder Case

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments


 What do you think about the story?




Read what others have to say:


Number of User Comments: 2




Sub: Fodder: Who wants judge changed

Actually almost everyone in "high" places in this poverty stricken land would be totally delighted if there were no judges, or courts, or for that ...


Posted by bodh





Sub: fodder netas

Judiciary, police, income tax and such other bodies have miserably failed to catch even 1 out of 10000 big fish since independence. Sometimes they did ...


Posted by ratnam




Disclaimer




Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article










Copyright © 2005 rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.