Search:



The Web

Rediff








 Latest News on mobile: sms NEWS to 7333

Home > News > PTI


SC notice to Mayawati, UP govt on detention of MLA under NSA

August 29, 2003 12:49 IST
Last Updated: August 29, 2003 17:18 IST


The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati and the state government on a petition filed by an MLA challenging his detention under the National Security Act.

Apna Dal MLA Atik Ahmed claims false criminal cases were foisted on him due to political reasons.

A bench comprising Justice M B Shah and Justice Brijesh Kumar also issued notices to the District Magistrate, Senior Superintendent of Police and the Union government.

Ahmed, who has been elected MLA six times from the Allahabad (west) assembly constituency and is a known supporter of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, has alleged that he incurred Mayawati's wrath after he spurned a request in 1997 to support her government.

Enraged, she had unleashed a flurry of criminal cases against him and invoked NSA on July 15, 2003, the Apna Dal MLA alleged.

Requesting the court to declare his detention under NSA as illegal, Ahmed alleged that the Mayawati government even conspired eliminating him through an encounter.

However, the court dismissed the plea for a CBI probe into the nine cases registered against Ahmed and asked the petitioner to pursue the same before the Allahabad high court.

The apex Court directed the high court to dispose of this matter within three months.

More reports from Uttar Pradesh


7333: The Latest News on Your Mobile!

More reports from Uttar Pradesh
Read about: Ayodhya Dispute | Madhumita Murder Case

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments




Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article




Related Stories


Best Bakery: Guj govt to appeal

Question Taj scam accused: SC



People Who Read This Also Read


First trial by video link

Taj: CBI questions UP minister

Mayawati corrupt: former officia







Copyright © 2005 rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.