The chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh has been summoned by the Allahabad High Court on Thursday. He was also asked to bring along all documents relating to the 2007 Gorakhpur riots. Current Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also named as an accused in the case.
The chief secretary has been asked to appear in person on May 11 and file a personal affidavit besides producing all documents relating to the 2007 riots by a division bench of justices Ramesh Sinha and Umesh Chandra Srivastava.
The division passed the order on a petition filed by Parvez Parwaz, the complainant in the FIR that was lodged at Cantt police station of Gorakhpur in connection with the riots.
Apprehensions in the petition were raised that the CB-CID (which is an arm of the state police and at present probing the riots) may not conduct an impartial inquiry.
“The person against whom sanction for prosecution has been granted by the state government has himself become the head of the state,” the petitioners’ counsel SFA Naqvi said on the previous hearing.