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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.


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