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Bihar govt seeks stay on CBI probe

india Updated: Jul 19, 2010 17:19 IST

Bihar government on Monday sought a stay on the Patna High Court order for a CBI probe into alleged financial irregularities in development schemes from 2002 to 2008, pleading that CAG report on the issue was pending "consideration" of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the state assembly.

In an Interlocutory Petition filed in the High Court on Monday, ahead of the scheduled hearing in the court of Chief Justice R M Doshit and Justice S K Katriyar on July 26, the state government has sought a stay on the operation of CBI inquiry on the basis of CAG report.

The CAG report was presented in the state assembly on July 14, 2009 after the approval of the state governor and subsequently, referred to Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the house for consideration, the petition filed by Chief Secretary Anoop Mukherjee on behalf of the state government, said.

In the petition, the state government has raised certain questions, while seeking modifications or clarifications on the High Court's order dated July 15, 2010 for a CBI inquiry.

The government in its petition has said whether a court can order a probe by any agency, including CBI, relying on CAG report which was "under consideration" of the state legislature.