UP sessions court orders notice against CM Adityanath in 19-year old murder case

A Sessions court in Maharajganj on September 25 ordered a notice to be issued against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for involvement in a 19-year-old murder case.

The case dates back to year 1999 in which Satya Prakash Yadav, personal security officer of the then Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Talat Aziz, was killed during a protest in Maharajganj area when a group allegedly led by Adityanath opened gunfire on the agitators.

“We all know that our chief minister has some serious charges against him and now even the honourable court has directed to issue a notice against him in the 19-year-old murder case. We demand immediate resignation of CM Yogi Adityanath as he could influence the trial if it starts and can also harm the victims,” SP spokesperson Sunil Singh Sajan said.

Aziz filed a review petition at the Lucknow High Court to reopen the murder case which was turned down by the session court in March. Lucknow HC has directed the session court to reopen the trial.

The court has also given a week’s time for CM Adityanath to respond to the notice.

While demanding CM’s resignation UP Congress spokesperson Anshu Awasthi said, “Till the time trial is on, the CM must step down from his post, else the victims can be threatened and influenced. It is a pity that BJP that has more than 300 MLAs, could not find a person with a clean record for the post of the chief minister.”