Senior officers in the state administration swung into action on Tuesday evening following reports that a local court in Faizabad had issued a bailable warrant against chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi PartyMLA Tej Narain Pandey and IAS officerl Ajay Shukla, seeking their appearance in a case. Pandey is also a minister and Shukla former district magistrate of Faizabad. The warrant was later withdrawn after officers took remedial measures.
The warrant was issued by the additional district judge (V) of Faizabad on a petition by one Ali Baba, a resident of Maudaha in Faizabad. The chief minister and the two others were directed to appear before the court on September 23. In his petition, Ali alleged that Pandey, who is MLA from Ayodhya in Faizabad, forcibly got a road and a drain constructed on his land. The construction work was done with the constituency development fund of Pandey. Ali also alleged that the construction was done with the consent of the chief minister and the then district magistrate.
Senior officers said Ali filed a case in the court of the chief judicial magistrate when his complaints were not heard by the district officials. The CJM, however, rejected the petition. Later, he filed a revision petition in the court of ADJ (V). “It seems that that the ADJ issued several notices but no one responded, as a result the court Tuesday issued bailable warrants,” he said. However, now the warrant has been withdrawn, he added.