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Plea challenging dismissal of 1999 case against Yogi turned down

The Allahabad high court on Friday dismissed a petition, challenging the dismissal of a criminal complaint case filed against Yogi Adityanath in Maharajganj in 1999 when he was a Member of Parliament.

lucknow Updated: Aug 04, 2018 12:46 IST
Jitendra Sarin
Jitendra Sarin
Hindustan Times, Allahabad
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Talat Aziz lodged an FIR at Maharajganj kotwali police station against Yogi Adityanath and several others, who were not named.(HT)

The Allahabad high court on Friday dismissed a petition, challenging the dismissal of a criminal complaint case filed against Yogi Adityanath in Maharajganj in 1999 when he was a Member of Parliament.

After hearing the parties concerned, justice Saumitra Dayal Singh dismissed the revision petition filed by Talat Aziz, a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader.

In the petition it was alleged that the then Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath reached a meeting, organised by Talat Aziz in Maharajganj on February 10, 1999, and created disturbances, which ultimately resulted in violent clashes.

It was alleged that during the violent disturbances, a police head constable Satya Prakash, who was Talat Aziz’s security guard, died from gunshot injuries.

Subsequently, Talat Aziz lodged an FIR at Maharajganj kotwali police station against Yogi Adityanath and several others, who were not named.

Similarly, the then Maharajganj kotwali station house officer BK Srivastava lodged an FIR naming Yogi and 21 other people under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 153A and other sections of the Indian Penal Code. The third FIR related to the same incident was lodged by Yogi against Talat Aziz and others, alleging an attack by Talat Aziz and a few others.

Subsequently, the matter was handed over to the CB-CID for investigation. The CB-CID closed the matter by submitting a final report which gave a clean chit to Adityanath.

Talat Aziz challenged the final report in the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate, Maharajganj.

The protest petition was treated as a criminal complaint case by the magistrate. The SHO B K Srivastava was examined as a witness and he supported the case of Talat Aziz.

However, subsequently, the Maharajganj magistrate on March 13, 2018 dismissed the complaint case. Talat Aziz challenged the dismissal before the high court by filing the present criminal revision petition.

First Published: Aug 04, 2018 12:46 IST