(Judicial Quest News Network)
Hyderabad March, 24, 2023 : The Allahabad High Court has ordered the state government of Utter Pradesh to take no coercive action against All India Majlis-e-Itehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Assaduddin Owaisi till April 24, 2023, in case over his controversial remarks against Supreme Court.
A Complaint was filed against Owaisi for allegedly making statements against the Ramjanambhoomi and Babri Masjid verdict on various news channels of the Nation.
Owaisi was booked under Sections 153A (Promoting enmity),
295A (deliberate act to outrage religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The bench of the Justice Rajiv Gupta passed the order in the plea filed by Mr. Owaisi under section 482 CrPc.
Owaisi’s counsel argued that he is being prosecuted for the offence under Section 153(A) of the Indian Penal Code, however necessary sanction from the concerned authority as contemplated under Section 196(1) CrPc had not been taken and as such, entire proceeding was bad in the eye of the law.
While listing the matter for April, 24,2023,The Court directed,
“Till then, no coercive action shall be taken againstthe applicant in complaint Case (MP/MLA) NO. 566 of 2022 ()Rakesh Pratap Singh Vs. Asaduddin Owaisi And Another),under section 153-A, 295-A, 298 IPC police sataion Shuhratgarh, District Sidharth Nagar, pending in the court of Chief Justice Magistrate, Sidharth Nagar.”
Owais was represented by Advocates Azim Ahmed Kazmi and Imran Ullah.