Allahabad High Court Stays Action Against Asaduddin Owaisi

Prayag Raj /Hyderabad, March 26 (Maxim News)  The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government not to take any coercive action against All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi till April 24 in a case pertaining to his controversial remarks against the Supreme Court. 

After the apex court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute in 2019, Asaduddin Owaisi reportedly said that the Supreme court is supreme “but not infallible”. 

Justice Rajiv Gupta of the Allahabad High Court passed the order in a plea filed by Asaduddin Owaisi under Section 482 of the CrPC challenging the summoning order issued by the CJM Court, Siddharth Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. 

Owaisi’s counsel argued that he is being prosecuted for the offense under Section 153 (A) of the Indian Penal code, but necessary sanction from the authority concerned, as contemplated under Section 196(1) CrPC, had not been taken and as such, the entire proceedings was ‘bad’ in the eyes of law. 

The single judge bench opined that the matter required consideration and issued notices to the complainant in the matter and fixed April 24 as the next date of hearing in the case. 

The court observed, “Till then, no coercive action shall be taken against the applicant in the complaint case (MP/MLA) No. 566 of 2022 (Rakesh Pratap Sigh Vs Asaduddin Owaisi and another), under Sections 153-A, 295-A, 298 IPC, Police Station Shhratgarh, district Siddharth Nagar, pending in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Siddharth Nagar.” 

A complaint had been filed against Asaduddin Owaisi following his remarks on the Supreme court’s 2019 judgment in the Ram Janmabhoom-Babri Masjid title dispute.  (Maxim News) 

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