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No re-probe on alleged role of Adityanath in 2007 Gorakhpur riots: HC

Petitioners had requested an independent Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into his alleged role in the Gorakhpur riots

ANI  |  Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressing press conference at the BJP office in Lucknow on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)

The High Court on Thursday rejected a petition seeking a re-investigation of Yogi Adityanath's alleged role in the 2007 riots in

Petitioners had requested an independent (CBI) probe into his alleged role in the riots.

Adityanath was the MP from at the time.

A bench of judges, headed by Justices and AC Sharma, delivered the verdict.

Earlier in May last year, the Government was denied permission to the High Court for the trial of Adityanath in the 2007 matter.

The High Court had exempted Adityanath from personal appearance and also allowed to ratify the writ petition.

The petition was filed by and Parvez which demanded a probe against under sections 302, 307, 153A, 395 and 295 of the Indian Panel Code.

In an FIR filed at station of Gorakhpur, it was alleged that Adityanath and some other leaders had incited the communal violence and riots in Gorakhpur.

First Published: Thu, February 22 2018. 16:40 IST