Lucknow: Expelled BSP leader Babu Singh
Khushwaha has moved the Allahabad high court, seeking enhanced
security for him.
Admitting the writ petition of the former minister
on Friday, the Lucknow bench comprising justices Devi Prasad
Singh and S C Chaurasiya granted three days time to the Uttar
Pradesh government to file its reply.
The Mayawati government had reduced the security given to
Khushwaha as Family Welfare Minister after he resigned from
the post following multi-crore National Rural Health Mission
(NRHM) scam which led to the murder of three medical officers.
The court has fixed December 21 as the next date of
hearing in the case.
The court in its order said, "Keeping in view the
allegations on record, we admit the writ petition and grant
three days time, as prayed, to J N Mathur, additional
advocate general Uttar Pradesh, to file counter affidavit."
Kushwaha, a former key aide of Mayawati, was expelled
from the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party in November after
corruption charges were levelled against him.