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No order on fodder scam plea

Ranchi, Oct. 11: A special CBI court today reserved its order to October 20 on a petition pleading that Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and JD (U) spokesperson Shivanand Tiwary be named as accused in at least three fodder scam cases.

Bibhuti Prasad Pandey, senior advocate of Patna High Court and counsel for petitioner Mithilesh Kumar Singh, told the court that examination of statements made by Shyam Behari Sinha, former regional joint director of the animal husbandry department who is now deceased, Umesh Singh and others before various CBI courts would corroborate his claim.

Singh had filed a similar petition last year before the CBI special court in Ranchi, which dismissed the case on the grounds that the petitioner was not a party to the fodder scam cases.