New Delhi: In a surprise move, the Chhattisgarh government has requested the Supreme Court to review its judgment in the disproportionate assets case against RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and former Chief Minister of Bihar Rabri Devi.

In April 2010, the Apex Court had given relief to Lalu and Rabri in the case.

The court had ruled that the state government cannot file appeal against acquittal of the accused even in cases where the CBI refuses to challenge the trial court decision favouring the accused. 

The Apex Court had dismissed Bihar government's decision to appeal in the Patna High Court against a court's decision to acquit Prasad and his wife.

In order to challenge the acquittal of Amit Jogi, son of former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi, the Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh wants to go for an appeal. 

The CBI had also investigated into this matter. Now the state government wants to appeal in the court stating that law and order is a state subject. But the earlier judgment on the relief of Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi in disproportionate assets case is a barrier to the appeal.

Therefore, the Chhattisgarh government has appealed to the Apex to review its earlier judgment.
 
(JPN/Bureau)