Patna, Jan 31 (PTI) The Patna High Court on Thursday quashed a case registered against senior Congress leader and former Union minister Mukul Wasnik in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district nearly a decade ago. Also Read - Joe Biden to Take Oath as 46th US President Today Amid Tight Security, Donald Trump to Skip Inauguration
Justice Ehsanuddin Amanullah passed the order allowing a petition filed by Wasnik who had challenged a Muzaffarpur court order of 2011. Also Read - 'Bengal Maango Toh Cheer Denge': TMC's Madan Mitra Issues Violent Threat To BJP
The Muzaffarpur court had taken cognizance of allegations levelled by an advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha under various IPC sections. Also Read - Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju To Look After Ayush Ministry Till Shripad Naik Recovers
Ojha had filed a complaint in the court in 2010 against the then Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the then general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Wasnik who was the then All India Congress Committee in-charge for the state and other local office-bearers of the state.
An advocate by profession, Ojha had alleged that he had been “cheated” by the party leaders who made a “false promise” of giving him a Congress ticket for the assembly polls held that year.
A year later, the court dropped charges against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi but had issued summons against Wasnik.
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