The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has ordered withdrawal of a 1995 case in which the chief minister, along with one Minister of State (MoS), a BJP lawmaker and 10 others were booked for violating prohibitory orders.
The Uttar Pradesh government on December 20 sent a letter to the Gorakhpur district magistrate directing him to file an application to withdraw a 1995 case which has names of Yogi Adityanath, Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla, BJP legislator Sheetal Pandey and 10 others.
The government order stated that the direction was given on basis of a letter dated October 27 written by Gorakhpur district magistrate to the chief secretary.
The direction was given after scrutinising the facts of the case.
The direction was issued by the state chief secretary Rajiv Kumar. He has also directed all district magistrates to withdraw cases under IPC Sections 144, 107 and 109 of CrPC.
Kumar in the official communique has asked the district magistrates to prepare a list of such cases and file appeals in designated courts.
With the new directives, cases against Mulayam Singh Yadav, UPCC chief Raj Babbar, Leader of Opposition Govind Chaudhary and several other SP, BSP and BJP leaders and party workers will be dropped.