A local court has issued notices against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and three others Samajwadi Party leaders and directed them to appear on September 22 in a case of alleged model code of conduct violation during Assembly election in 2007.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Jitender Kumar issued summonses against Akhilesh, UP minister Shahid Akhlak, the then SP candidate Pramode Tyagi and SP leader Rajkumar, asking them to appear before him.
On the direction of the Election Commission, police had registered a case against Akhilesh, Akhlak, Tyagi as well as other SP leaders Sanjay Singh and Raj Kumar under Section 171 IPC at Khatoli town here on September 1, 2007, according to prosecution.
It was alleged that Akhilesh, who had campaigned in Khatoli in support of Tyagi, had come with a large cavalcade in violation of rules.
The court has now sked the Chief Minister and others to appear on September 22.
(Source : PTI)