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Supreme Court Relief To UP CM Yogi Adityanath In Hate Speech Case ANN

SC on Yogi Adityanath: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath...

SC on Yogi Adityanath: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has got relief from the Supreme Court today. A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana refused permission to prosecute Yogi Adityanath for making inflammatory speeches. In this case related to the speech given in Gorakhpur in 2007, the state government had refused permission for trial in May 2017. In 2018, the Allahabad High Court has also upheld this.

Petitioner Parvez Parwaz said that after the speech of the then MP Yogi Adityanath, there was a riot in 2007 in Gorakhpur. Many people died in this. The state CID investigated the FIR registered in 2008 for many years. In 2015, he sought permission from the state government to prosecute.

Relief to Yogi from Supreme Court

In May 2017, the state government refused this. By the time the state government refused permission to prosecute, Yogi Adityanath had become the chief minister. In such a situation, this decision taken by the authorities may have been taken under pressure. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Yogi, had said that in fact the matter is being prolonged because Yogi has now become the Chief Minister.

What did lawyer Mukul Rohatgi say?

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi had said that after several years of investigation, the CID did not get the facts. During that time there was a government of other parties in the state. In 2017, the state law department and the home department refused permission to prosecute. Then the reason for this was also that the police did not have enough evidence to be prosecuted. It has already been accepted by the lower court and in 2018 the High Court has also accepted it.

Can there be a hearing in the future?

The Supreme Court disposed of the matter upholding the order of the UP government and the decision of the Allahabad High Court. However, the court has said that the legal questions raised in the petition regarding the power of the state government are being kept open. That is, in future the Supreme Court can hear the power of the central and state governments related to allowing the trial. It is necessary to make it clear here that keeping the legal question alive by the Supreme Court will have no bearing on the present case against Yogi Adityanath. Now this matter will be considered closed.

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