Uttarakhand High Court has sent a notice to Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s advisor on a petition of former Congress MLA Rekha Arya alleging threat to her life and that of her husband from Rawat and others.
A division bench of the high court comprising justices KM Joseph and Alok Singh sent the notice to the CM’s media advisor Surendra Kumar yesterday asking him to file his response within two weeks.
In her writ petition, Arya had made a plea for security for herself and her husband citing threat to their lives from the CM and others.
Formerly a Congress MLA from Jageshwar, Arya had cross voted against Harish Rawat during the floor test in the state Assembly and subsequently joined the BJP prompting Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal to disqualify her under the anti- defection law.
( Source – PTI )