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HC admits Bihar govt's appeal against Lalu's acquittal
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | September 20, 2007 13:45 IST
The Patna High Court on Thursday admitted a petition by the Bihar government challenging the acquittal of Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi in a disproportionate assets case.
Official sources in the Patna High Court told rediff.com that the court will hear the petition on September 24. The nine-year-old case is an off-shoot of the fodder scam.
Last week, the court had reserved its order on the maintainability of the petition after hearing arguments by Ram Jethmalani and Solicitor General G Vahanvat, who are representing the former chief minister and his wife. The State government was represented by senior Supreme Court advocate Surendra Singh.