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Patna High Court sets aside criminal proceeding against Nitish in murder case

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PATNA: The Patna High Court on Friday quashed the criminal proceedings initiated against Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in a three-decade-old case, local media reported today.

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Justice A Amanullah passed the order on an application moved by the chief minister, news agency PTI reported on Friday. The development had brought much-needed relief to him ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Kumar had challenged the proceedings in the High Court after the local court in Barh took cognizance of the murder case registered against him with the Pandarak police station in Patna district.

Kumar along with other was named as an accused in the murder of a village during the Lok Sabha polls held in 1991. In 2009, the local Barh court initiated criminal proceedings against him after which he had moved the High Court.

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