Court issues notice to Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid



Muzaffarnagar: A local court has issued notice to the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid to appear before it in a case of alleged violation of the model code in the 2007 assembly elections in UP.

The Imam Maulana Ahmad Bukhari had reportedly used a helicopter, without permission, while campaigning for United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate Sabir Ali from the Khatoli constituency in the elections.

The chief judicial magistrate directed the district police chief yesterday to ensure the execution of the notice so that Bukhari appears before the court for the next hearing on March 26, 2010.

On the EC's directive, a case was earlier registered against the Shahi Imam, Sabir Ali and Party election in-charge Imam Qureshi.

The trio had landed a helicopter in an election meeting at Khatauli town on April 10, 2007.

-PTI