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Criminal contempt filed against Rabri Devi

patna Updated: Apr 06, 2009 16:20 IST

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A petition was filed in the Patna High Court on Monday seeking criminal contempt proceedings against Leader of the Opposition Rabri Devi for alleged remarks ‘scandalising and lowering´ the authority of judiciary.

Senior advocate Ashutosh Ranjan Pandey filed the case seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Rabri Devi, a former chief minister who ruled the state for over seven years.

Pandey in his petition charged her with with having ‘scandalised and lowered´ the authority of the judiciary in her election speech at Chapra on April four.

The petition is likely to come up for hearing in a day or two, Pandey claimed.

An FIR was registered against the RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s wife at the Bheldi police station in Chapra late on Sunday night for alleged ‘rude and insulting´ remarks against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and state JD(U) President Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lalan.