High Court rejects petition of Jagannath Mishra

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Patna, Mar 27 (UNI) Patna High Court today dismissed the petition of former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra challenging the election of RJD leader Devendra Prasad Yadav from Jhanjharpur Lok Sabha seat in 2004 General election.

The court also directed Dr Mishra to pay Rs 2000 as compensation to Mr Yadav as legal cost.

Mr Justice S M Mahfooj Alam dismissed the petition of Dr Mishra after hearing the arguments of both parties.

The court found all the allegations of irregularities levelled by Dr Mishra against Mr Yadav to influence the result of the election as baseless and uncorroborative.

The hearing of the case ran through more than two and half years.

The counsel of Dr Mishra prayed for permission from the court on the ground that the next Lok Sabha election was likely to be held in not so distant future.

The counsel of Mr Yadav objected the move of Dr Mishra by maintaining that he had caused unnecessary tension and harassment to his client by filing such frivolous case against him.

Mr Justice Alam dismissed the petition of Dr Mishra and ordered him to pay Rs 2000 as compensation to Mr Yadav as cost of litigation.

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