Why Allahabad HC has dismissed a plea for a probe into role of Yogi in Gorakhpur riots

Aditya AK February 22 2018

The Allahabad High Court today dismissed a petition seeking an independent probe into the alleged role of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the 2007 Gorakhpur riots.

While doing so, the Bench of Justices Krishna Murari and Akhilesh Chandra Sharma also upheld the state government’s decision not to grant sanction against Adityanath under Section 196 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The matter dates back as far as 2007, when Yogi Adityanath allegedly . . .

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