Further hearing on PILs seeking Maya`s prosecution next week
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 17:44
  
Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday fixed January 18 as the next date of hearing of PILs seeking prosecution of UP Chief Minister Mayawati and Cabinet minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui in the Taj Corridor case.

After hearing Mayawati's lawyer Satish Chandra Mishra and litigants' counsel Siddharth Luthara, the Lucknow Bench of the Court listed the matter for further hearing next Tuesday.

Luthara contended before Justice Abdul Mateen and Justice YK Sangal that the order of the Special CBI court dropping proceedings against Mayawati in the Taj Corridor case was worth rejecting.

He said prosecution proceedings should be started against Mayawati and Siddiqui.

Mayawati's lawyer Mishra, a senior BSP leader, said the PILs should be dismissed.

Three PILs were filed by Anupma Singh, Kamlesh Verma and K Ahmad challenging the order of the CBI court in June 2007 dropping proceedings against Mayawati and Siddiqui.

The PILs have sought prosecution of Mayawati and Siddiqui for which the then UP Governor TV Rajeshwar had declined permission.

The PILs said the permission of the Governor was not required for prosecution of those holding high public offices in case they were charged with criminal offences like fraud, cheating and forgery.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 17:44


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