Ayodhya: HC seeks information on threats to counsels
The petitioner had sought directions from the court for her security in view of a letter by the deputy SP (ATS).
Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday summoned Secretary Home and ADG (law and order) for providing complete information regarding action taken by the state government in view of the serious threat perception to judges and counsels connected with the Ayodhya case.
The division bench comprising Justice Devi Prasad Singh and Justice DK Upadhaya issued this order on a writ petition filed by a local lawyer Ranjana Agnihotri connected with the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.
The petitioner while inviting the attention of the court towards the report of ATS Gwalior (MP) had sought direction for her security and the court on March 20 had directed the state government to produce a complete action taken report in view of the ATS, Gwalior report.
Though the state counsel today produced some information but the court was not satisfied with it and directed the state government`s counsel to produce complete information in this matter on March 26 in a sealed cover, if necessary.
The court also directed that secretary home and ADG law and order shall appear in person on the same day to apprise the court regarding security of judges and lawyers of the case.
The petitioner had sought directions from the court for her security in view of a letter by the deputy SP (ATS), Gwalior, sent to the President of Oudh Bar Association of the Lucknow bench on January 3, 2012 stating that there was a serious threat perception to the judges and lawyers related to the case.