After court orders notice, 19-year-old case returns to haunt UP CM Yogi Adityanath


In what me come across as a huge embarrassment as well as a matter of concern for Yogi Adityanath, a Sessions Court in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district ordered a notice to be issued against the state Chief Minister for involvement in a 19-year-old murder case.

The case dates back to 1999, in which the personal security officer of then Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Talat Aziz, Satya Prakash Yadav was killed during a protest organised by the party.

According to the police files, Yadav was killed during the protest in Maharajganj when a group, allegedly led by Adityanath, opened fire on the agitators.

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Aziz had appealed to the Sessions Court to reopen the case in March this year, but it was turned down. Following this, he filed a review petition at the Lucknow High Court. The Lucknow High Court then directed the Sessions Court to reopen the trial.

Order to issue a notice to the accused, including Adityanath as well, has been given by the Sessions Court in Maharajganj and a week’s time has been given to Adityanath to respond to the notice.

Opposition parties such as Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress have demanded Adityanath’s immediate resignation.

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