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Allahabad HC dismisses plea against closure report of Adityanath’s hate speech; slaps ₹1 lakh costs

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea challenging the closure report in the 2007 hate speech case against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh observed that the petitioner Parvez Parwaz) has been fighting the case since 2007 and that his resources to fight/contest the litigation should be a matter of investigation.

“The petitioner appears to be a busy body who himself is facing several criminal cases, and he has been fighting this case since 2007. The petitioner must have been incurring huge expenses in engaging counsels to contest this case before the trial Court, this Court and the Supreme Court. His resources to fight/contest the litigation should be a matter of investigation,” the bench remarked.

Additional Advocate General Manish Goyal argued that petitioner is an impostor who has been set up by the forces, which are opposing Yogi Adityanath and the forces, which do not want progress of the Uttar Pradesh and India, Live Law reported.

“It is for the State to investigate the said aspect, however, this Court does not want to say anything further or give any direction in this regard,” the Court further added.

The bench dismissed his plea with an exemplary cost of Rupees One Lakh to be deposited in the “Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties” within four weeks.

The petitioner accused Adityanath and other right wing Hindu politicians of making a hate speech that led to 2007 Gorakhpur anti-Muslim riot.

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