THE LUCKNOW Bench of the High Court here on Monday stayed the October 19 order suspending running of a petrol pump in Barabanki district. Justices Jagdish Bhalla and DV Sharma passed the above order on a petition filed on behalf of M/s Aelia Filling Centre through its proprietor Chhoti Begum.
It was alleged on behalf of the petitioner that her petrol pump was ransacked by the SP workers and later the district administration vide orders dated October 19 suspended its functioning without stating any reasons.
According to her, the fact that Amitabh Bachchan owned two plots in Daulatpur, Barabanki was concealed Jaya Bachchan, while contesting the RS seat.
Her complaint in this regard might have angered the SP workers, who ransacked her petrol pump, she stated.
The Bench while calling upon the parties to file counter affidavit within a week and a rejoinder affidavit within three days has ordered the petition to be listed for hearing immediately thereafter and the impugned order, suspending running of the petrol pump in question, has been stayed in the meanwhile.
Orders on PIL reserved
A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Justices Jagdish Bhalla and DV Sharma reserved its verdict on a PIL challenging State Election Commissioner Aparimita Prasad Singh’s authority to hold his post, here today.
The PIL was filed by Balram Singh Yadav, a contestant for the corporator seat from Ward 36, Binghawan, Kanpur. It was urged on behalf of the petitioner that the State Government had already appointed Prasad as the Director of Sahu Ji Maharaj Sansthan and as such Prasad had no right or authority to hold the constitutional post of the State Election Commissioner.
The Bench while hearing both the parties reserved its verdict on Monday.