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HC seeks report on guidelines

THE HOME secretary, RN Srivastava, Nagar Ayukt, Ram Bodh, DM R Tripathi, SSP, GK Goswami and the Vice-Chancellor Lucknow University RP Singh have been directed to file a report on affidavit within three weeks to indicate as to how far the guidelines issued by the high court regarding students? election in 1998 have been followed .

india Updated: Oct 12, 2006 01:42 IST

THE HOME secretary, RN Srivastava, Nagar Ayukt, Ram Bodh, DM R Tripathi, SSP, GK Goswami and the Vice-Chancellor Lucknow University RP Singh have been directed to file a report on affidavit within three weeks to indicate as to how far the guidelines issued by the high court regarding students’ election in 1998 have been followed .

They have also to inform as to what steps they have taken to conduct the forthcoming students union elections of the LU this year in view of the aforesaid guidelines.

Justice KS Rakhra of the High Court passed the above orders on a contempt petition filed by the outdoor Advertising Agencies Association. It
was urged on behalf of the petitioners that the student leaders contesting the forthcoming LU union elections have forcibly occupied their hoardings for being used in their election campaign, which tantamount to contempt of court in view of the earlier HC directives.

It may be recalled that the high court in the year 1998 had issued detailed guidelines for being followed during students’ union elections in the Lucknow University and the associated colleges. The matter shall come up for hearing after three weeks.                              

Bail denied

THE SPECIAL ACJM, Dr Bal Mukund here on Wednesday denied bail to accused Bharat Nath Shukla who had allegedly demanded a sum of Rs 50 lakh
from the complainant one Navin Singh a worker of Sahara India to keep the company trouble free.

The accused was produced in court here today following a non-bailable warrant of arrest against him and was remanded to judicial custody after his bail plea was rejected by the court.

According to the FIR lodged by Navin the accused called on his Navin’s)mobile phone from his (accused) mobile phone and asked to be connected to the deputy managing worker OP Srivastava and when Srivastava was not
available, the accused threatened Navin to pay Rs 50 lakh to him (accused) if they wanted to keep the company trouble free.

Earlier, the accused had got his arrest stayed from the high court till filing of the chargesheet against him. The chargesheet was however filed on November 26,2005 by the police of PS Mahanagar and the cognizance was taken on February 1,2006.

Thereafter, the accused reportedly avoided taking summons and a NBW was accordingly issued against him.

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