New Delhi, Jan 11:The Supreme Court today adjourned by four weeks the hearing of petitions filed by Union Railway minister Lalu Prasad and his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi, along with the petition filed by CBI, challenging the Bihar Government in questioning the acquittal of the two RJD leaders in a disproportionate assets (DA) case.
A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices R V Raveendran and J M Panchal adjourned the hearing at the request of the counsel for the parties to await the outcome of the petition filed by the Bihar Government. It is already pending in Patna High Court and will come up for hearing on January 23.
The petitioners have challenged the decision of the Patna High Court to hear the petition on the grounds that since the case has been investigated by CBI, only the envestigating agency could challenge the order of the trial court.
The Bihar Government challenged the trial court orders in the fodder scam case after the CBI decided not to file an appeal against the order.