HC adjourns hearing of case against Lalu-Rabri acquittal
Patna High Court on Wednesday adjourned till August 8 hearing of the Bihar Government's petition challenging acquittal of Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and his former Chief Minister wife Rabri Devi in a disproportionate case against them.
Justice RK Dutta accepted the joint appeal of CR Sinha, counsel for the Lalu-Rabri duo and state's standing counsel Akhileshwar Prasad Singh, who sought adjournment of the case till August 8.
Earlier, Sinha submitted a reply on behalf of his clients to the court's notice seeking to know their position on the petition filed by the state challenging their acquittal in DA case.
The Bihar Government had on February 19 filed a petition in the Patna High Court against the acquittal of Lalu and Rabri Devi.
The disproportionate assets case, filed over seven years ago, charged Lalu with amassing assets worth Rs 46 lakh beyond his known sources of income when he was Bihar chief minister between 1990 and 1997. Rabri Devi was made a co-accused for allegedly abetting the commission of the offence.
The two were acquitted by the trial court on December 18 last.