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SC to examine plea seeking prosecution of UP CM in Gorakhpur riot case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today agreed to examine a plea challenging an order dismissing a petition seeking prosecution of Chief Minister in a hate speech case of 2007.

A bench of and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked petitioner to serve the copy to all the parties who were before the High Court.

The High Court had earlier this year upheld a order which had quashed a magistrate's order taking cognizance of the chargesheet filed by the police in 2009.

While dismissing the petition, the high court had said the was right in holding that there was no prosecution sanction to initiate trial against the and others in the case.

The at district had on January 28, 2017, quashed the magisterial court's cognisance order saying there was no sanction to prosecute the accused including the Chief Minister and others.

On January 27, 2007, several incidents of violence were reported in district of and Khan had lodged the FIR under various sections of IPC.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 19:55 IST