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Allahabad HC attacks magistrate for sedition proceedings against Arun Jaitley

PTI
Published : Nov 6, 2015, 6:13 pm IST
Updated : Nov 6, 2015, 6:13 pm IST

Sedition charge was slapped against Jaitley for his comments on SC's

File photo of Allahabad High Court. (Photo: PTI)
 File photo of Allahabad High Court. (Photo: PTI)

Sedition charge was slapped against Jaitley for his comments on SC's

Allahabad

 

: The Allahabad High Court has come down heavily on a magistrate in Mahoba district in Uttar Pradesh for initiating proceedings on sedition charges against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his comments on the Supreme Court verdict striking down the NJAC Act saying, he had committed a ‘manifest illegality’.

"This Court is of the firm opinion that none of the ingredients essential for invoking the provisions of Sections 124A or 505 of the Penal Code stood attracted to the article in question.

"The magistrate has committed a manifest illegality in forming an opinion that an offence under the above provisions stood prima facie committed," Justice J Yashwant Varma said in a 17-page order setting aside the order passed by Ankit Goel, Judical Magistrate of Kulpahar, Mahoba district.

 

Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad