Illegal detention charge: Supreme Court issues notice to RahulG

S. Kalyanaraman

Illegal detention charge: Supreme Court issues notice to Rahul
PTI Published: April 6, 2011 15:48 IST | Updated: April 6, 2011 15:48 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, the U.P. government and four others on a petition filed by a former MLA challenging Rs. 50 lakh fine slapped on him by the Allahabad High Court in an alleged case of illegal detention.
A bench of justices V.S. Sirpurkar and T.S. Thakur while staying the High Court order, which had also directed a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation against the former legislator, asked the respondents to file their replies within four weeks.
Former Samajwadi Party MLA from Madhya Pradesh Kishore Samrite had challenged the High Court order, saying it was illegal and arbitrary and issued without application of mind.
The Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court had last month slapped a penalty of Rs. 50 lakh on Mr. Samrite who had moved a habeas corpus petition against Mr. Rahul Gandhi alleging he had kept in captivity a girl and her parents, which later turned out to be false.
The High Court passed the order after the girl, who according to the petitioner was held captive by Mr. Rahul Gandhi, denied any such incident when she was produced in court.
Mr. Samrite had alleged that the girl and her parents were held captive by Mr. Rahul Gandhi and sought directions to the police for producing them in court.
A similar petition was filed by Gajendra Pal Singh, who claimed to be a relative of the girl, after which the court ordered the DGP to produce her and her parents before it.
The girl told the court that neither she nor her parents were under illegal detention of any person nor has she any information regarding the news item being displayed by the website.
On the basis of deposition made by the girl, the court imposed the hefty cost on the petitioner and taking suo motu cognisance of an effort to defame a high profile personality, ordered a CBI probe.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article1605066.ece?homepage=true&css=print
SC issue notice to Rahul on ex-MLA’s ‘sexual exploitation case’
Agencies Posted online: Wed Apr 06 2011, 14:50 hrs
New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi, the Uttar Pradesh Government and four others on a petition filed by a former MLA challenging Rs 50 lakh fine slapped on him by the Allahabad High Court in an alleged sexual exploitation case.
A Bench of Justices V S Sirpurkar and T S Thakur while staying the high court order, which had also directed a CBI probe against the former legislator, asked the respondents to file their replies within four weeks.
Former Samajwadi Party MLA from Madhya Pradesh Kishore Samrite had challenged the high court order, saying it was illegal and arbitrary and issued without application of mind.
The Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court had last month slapped a penalty of Rs 50 lakh on Samrite who had moved a habeas corpus petition against Rahul alleging he had kept in captivity a girl and her parents, which later turned out to be false.
The high court passed the order after the girl, Sukanya, who according to the petitioner was held captive by Rahul, denied any such incident when she was produced in court.
Samrite had alleged that Sukanya and her parents were held captive by Rahul and sought directions to the police for producing them in court.
A similar petition was filed by Gajendra Pal Singh, who claimed to be a relative of Sukanya, after which the court ordered the DGP to produce the girl and her parents before it.
The girl told the court that her actual name is Kirti Singh and that Balram Singh and Sushila are her parents and their identification was done by in charge of Amethi police station.
Kirti told the court that neither she nor her parents were under illegal detention of any person nor has she any information regarding the news item being displayed by the website.
On the basis of deposition made by Kirti, the court imposed the hefty cost on the petitioner and taking suo moto cognisance of an effort to defame a high profile personality, ordered a CBI probe. http://www.indianexpress.com/story-print/772530/

One thought on “Illegal detention charge: Supreme Court issues notice to RahulG

  1. Pingback: Illegal detention charge: Supreme Court issues notice to RahulG « Janamejayan’s Weblog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s