Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMT | By IANS

SC suspends Lalu's trial in a fodder scam case

The former Bihar chief minister claimed there could be bias against him as the CBI special court judge was related to a Bihar Minister, and sought transfer of the case


SC suspends Lalu's trial in a fodder scam case (© PTI)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday suspended proceedings in a Jharkhand court against RJD supremo Lalu Prasad in a case related to alleged financial irregularities in the animal husbandry department, popularly known as the fodder scam.

The apex court bench of Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice J. Chelameswar also issued notice on Lalu Prasad's plea for transfer of the case against him from a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court in Jharkhand to any other court with competent jurisdiction.
The former Bihar chief minister claimed there could be bias against him and sought the transfer of the case.

The apex court order came after senior counsel Ram Jethmalani submitted to the court that the trial court has followed an unusual procedure wherein, while the arguments were in progress, it put up a notice informing the party to file the written argument by July 1, so that the judgment could be pronounced July 15.

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