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Jharkhand HC asks petitioner to be specific against Nitish

Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court yesterday asked a petitioner, who has sought to make Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari accused in the Rs 950 crore fodder scam, to spell out specific
PTI January 19, 2014 8:31 IST
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Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court yesterday asked a petitioner, who has sought to make Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari accused in the Rs 950 crore fodder scam, to spell out specific points on which he wanted a probe against them.

Hearing the PIL and a counter affidavit of petitioner Mithilesh Kumar Singh, Justice R R Prasad fixed January 31 for further hearing with a direction to the petitioner to come with specific points on which he wanted investigation against Kumar and Tiwari.

As per the High Court direction on an earlier date, the petitioner in his counter affidavit gave the list of witnesses and fodder accused who had purportedly “given statements” against Kumar and Tiwari.

The CBI had on November 22 informed the bench that it did not find any evidence against Kumar and Tiwari to proceed against them during the course of investigation in the fodder scam case.

It's reply came after the court asked the investigation agency why Kumar and Tiwari should not be arraigned as accused in the scam.

The CBI had also informed the bench that a lower court had twice rejected the plea of the petitioner, whose PIL sought to make Kumar and Tiwari as accused in the scam as they had allegedly been paid money.