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Supreme Court rejects Lalu Prasad’s plea to transfer fodder scam trial

The court has now given 20 days to CBI as well as all the accused,including Lalu.

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi |
August 13, 2013 11:17:07 am

In a setback to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav,the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed his petition to transfer a fodder scam trial,involving him as an accused,from a Ranchi court to some other court.

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Rejecting Lalu’s contentions regarding possibility of bias by the trial judge,a bench led by Chief Justice P Sathasivam held that his apprehensions were unfounded and without any merits.

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Underlining that independence of judiciary was a basic structure of Constitution,the court said that it would not entertain objections against the trial judge without substantial basis.

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The court has now given 20 days to CBI as well as all the accused,including Lalu,to complete arguments in the case and asked the trial judge to pronounce his verdict as soon as possible. Notably,if convicted by the trial court,Lalu,in accordance with the recent Supreme Court verdict,will lose his MP status too.

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