The Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed Wednesday to hear former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s petition challenging Bihar government’s appeal against his acquittal in a corruption case.
A bench headed by Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan adjourned the case after Yadav’s counsel, senior advocate Ram Jethmalani said he would required two hours to conclude his arguments.
The case against the Yadav couple involved acquisition and accumulation of wealth disproportionate to their assets.
In wake of the fodder scam, involving illegal and unauthorized withdrawal of billions of rupees from the Bihar government exchequer between 1992 and 1997 on the pretext of buying fodders for animals, the CBI had booked Yadav and his wife on the charges of amassing property worth Rs 4.6 million.
The couple was acquitted of all the charges in the seven-year-old case on December 18, 2006.
The Bihar government in 2007 moved the Patna High Court challenging their acquittal.