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UP moves SC against Big B's land case verdict
March 10, 2008 22:37 IST
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday approached the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court's order restraining it to initiate any criminal, civil or revenue proceedings against Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan [Images] in the Barabanki land dispute case.
The high court on December 11 last had given a clean chit to the actor and said there was no finding that the actor 'himself committed any fraud or manipulated any surreptitious entry in the revenue records'.
However, the state government in its special leave petition submitted that there was a case of revenue manipulation on the part of Bachchan and it needed to be investigated.
He was the preliminary beneficiary of the land and it cannot be said that he had no role in it, the petition pointed out.
The high court had disposed of Bachchan's petition challenging the order of additional commissioner of Faizabad quashing the allotment of the land in Daulatpur village of Barabanki district.