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Court notice to Rahul Gandhi

IANS  Lucknow, March 01, 2011
First Published: 22:08 IST(1/3/2011) | Last Updated: 22:10 IST(1/3/2011)

The Allahabad high court on Tuesday issued notices to Uttar Pradesh authorities and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on a plea seeking information about the whereabouts of a woman who went missing after meeting him in Amethi in 2006, a lawyer said.


The Lucknow bench court issued notice to Gandhi after the petition alleged that the woman and her family members were "untraceable" ever since they met him in his parliamentary constituency Dec 13, 2006.

The notice was issued by Justice SN Shukla, the petitioner's advocate Surya Mani Raikwar said in Lucknow. The court did not fix any date for the next hearing, he said.

Filing the petition on behalf of the family, Kishore Samrite, a former Samajwadi Party legislator from Madhya Pradesh, accused the Congress leader and his five "foreigner friends" of allegedly assaulting the 24-year-old woman Sukanya Singh.

Claiming to have learnt about the incident from a web site, the petitioner said: "I was moved by the news. So I came  from my home in Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh to Amethi where I found the girl’s house locked. Villagers were tightlipped about the whereabouts of the family.”

The petition seeks presentation of Sukanya, her father Balram Singh and mother Savitri Singh in court.

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