Terror case withdrawal: Notice to AGI

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Attorney General of India in the case challenging the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to withdraw terror cases against several persons

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: September 6, 2013 3:39 am

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Attorney General of India in the case challenging the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to withdraw terror cases against several persons.

Earlier,a two-judge bench of Justices Rajeev Sharma and Mahendra Dayal had stayed the government’s order of withdrawing terror cases. The bench had also referred the matter to a larger bench.

The Samajwadi Party,in its pre-poll manifesto,had promised to withdraw “false” terror cases against Muslim youths and also offer them compensation.

Accordingly,the state government had issued orders to withdraw cases against persons “falsely” accused of indulging in terror activities. A PIL was filed by Ranjana Agnihotri,an advocate,and others,challenging the state government’s order in the HC.

The larger bench of Justices DP Singh,Ajai Lamba and Ashok Pal Singh,hearing the matter today,issued notice to the Attorney General of India Goolam E Vahanvati,to appear before the court in the matter,said Bulbul Godiyal,Additional Advocate General of UP. The matter is posted for September 26 .

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