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UP government withdrawing 20000 cases against CM Yogi and others

UP government withdrawing 20000 cases against CM Yogi and others

The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has ordered withdrawal of a 1995 case in which the chief minister, along with one Minister of State (MoS), a BJP lawmaker and 10 others were booked for violating prohibitory orders.

The state government recommended the withdrawal of cases a day before it tabled an amendment Bill - Uttar Pradesh Law (Composition of Offences and Abetment of Trials) in the state Assembly during the winter session on December 21.

As pointed by Adityanath himself, at least 20 thousand "politically motivated" cases had been filed because of the protests.

Notably, prior to this, cases lodged till 2013 were included in the Bill but this period has been extended to December 31, 2015, in the Amended Bill.

As per police station records, the case was filed under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) against Adityanath and 14 others for holding a meeting in Pipiganj town despite imposition of prohibitory orders by the district administration. Whatever the reaction from people, the decision has already been made, and Adityanath was cleared of all charges as the case against him wad scrapped.

In an attempt to try politico-legal cleansing, as they are calling it, Yogi Adityanath government has initiated the process to withdraw 20,000 cases of breach of peace and violation of prohibitory orders against the politicians across party lines in UP by sending a letter to District Magistrates. According to Indian Express, the letter mentioned the names of Adityanath, Shukla, Pandey and ten others in the case.

After the registration of the case, the district administration submitted documents and evidence in the local court for trial.

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A home department spokesperson said that the state government will also file an appeal in the Allahabad High Court requesting directions to the lower courts for withdrawal of cases against politicians in the light of Amendment into the Act.

"I have received the state government letter directing that a withdrawal application be filed in the court".

When his comments were sought, Minister of State Shiv Pratap Shukla said, "I do not recall the meeting".

As many as eight cases against the monk-turned-politician are to be withdrawn, sources said. "The matter is 22 years old".

The 1995 case was registered at Pipiganj police station, Gorakhpur.

The direction was given after scrutinising the facts of the case. "We welcome the step but along with politicians, the state government should also withdraw cases against innocent people", suggested Rajendra Chief Chowdhary Spokesperson, Samajwadi Party.


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