New Delhi, Oct 24 (UNI) Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Patna High Court order directing the prosecution of Mr Lalu Yadav in a disproportionate assets case.
The petitioner was facing allegations of acquiring assets worth over Rs 45 lakhs during his tenure as Chief Minister of Bihar by misusing his official position.
The trial court had ordered closure of the case but the state High Court had set aside the trial court order on the appeal filed by the state of Bihar. Mr Yadav had contended in his petition that all allegations against him were incorrect and politically motivated and the High Court had failed to appreciate the evidence in the case in right perspective and had committed an error by reversing the trial court order.
The petition is likely to come up for hearing next week. The case is under Prevention of Corruption Act for amassing assets beyond known sources of income by a public servant through corrupt means.