SC pulls up ex-Bihar CM for delaying CBI’s plea in Fodder scam

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NEW DELHI: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra was pulled up by the Supreme Court on Wednesday for allegedly dragging and delaying the appeal filed by CBI challenging the overturning of four pending fodder scam cases against him.
The delaying tactics adopted by Mishra were deprecated by the bench headed by Justice J S Khehar, saying that it is very unfortunate and amounts to cheating the court.

“We belittle such conduct. You are purposefully postponing the procedures. It is extremely sad. It adds up to duping the court,” the bench likewise including Justices A K Misra and A M Khanwilkar said, when his guidance looked for an intermission in the matter.

The CBI has tested the 2014 request of the Jharkhand High Court suppress four pending feed trick bodies of evidence against him on the ground that a man indicted in one case couldn’t be attempted in comparative cases in view of same witnesses and confirmations.

Mishra, a previous Congress leader, now with the JD (U), was indicted by a trial court in 2013 one of the five grub arguments held up against him.

In any case, the CBI has fought that however the cases have emerged from fodder scam, they are distinctive in nature as various sums were included from various treasuries.

While posting the matter following four weeks, the seat said it is a “genuine matter” and it was not content with the way in which the case has been suspended on five events.

“We are extremely despondent. You accuse the Supreme Court for not choosing a case. This is not the first run through when you are looking for a dismissal. You have effectively taken deferments on five events,” the seat said.

The bench further said, “It’s a genuine offense. You are requiring some serious energy. Why would it be a good idea for us to allow you additional time? You are maintaining a strategic distance from this court. We are entrusting you any longer.”

The zenith court suspended the hearing in the wake of giving the last chance to Mishra to record his reaction to the notice as of now issued two years prior.

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