Allahabad HC orders to restore Kushwaha`s security

Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 16:51

Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad
High Court today directed the Uttar Pradesh government to
restore security of expelled BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha
which he earlier enjoyed as a state minister.

A division bench comprising Justices Devi Prasad Singh
and Devenrda Kumar Arora passed the order after allowing a
writ petition of Kushwaha seeking directions for restoring his
security.

The court also quashed the order of the state government
through which Kushwaha`s security was reduced. The expelled
BSP leader had challenged the government`s order on down-
grading his security.

Kushwaha was sacked from the ministerial post on April 7
after the NRHM scam surfaced following the murder of two Chief
Medical Officers (CMOs) in-charge of family welfare department
in Lucknow.
Accordingly, Kushwaha`s Y plus security was downgraded to
X category. The former Family Welfare Minister, once a close
confidant of Mayawati, fell out of favour of the Chief
Minister and was subsequently expelled from the BSP in
November.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 16:51

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