Friday, September 1st, 2006
New Delhi – The Supreme Court Friday dismissed as withdrawn a petition seeking a probe into the expenditure incurred by Railway Minister Lalu Prasad for his daughter’s marriage at a five-star hotel here this year.
The petition filed by the Ashoka Hotel Majdoor Union alleged that about Rs.2.1 million (Rs 21 lakhs) were paid in cash to the Ashoka Hotel for the wedding ceremony there on April 30.
A bench of judges K.G. Balakrishnan and D.K. Jain told the counsel for the petitioner, D.K. Garg that ‘this is not a police station. If you have any grievance, lodge a complaint with the police.’
The counsel then sought permission to withdraw the petition and the bench dismissed it as withdrawn.