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LUCKNOW: A Sessions court in Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh ordered a notice against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the 19-year-old murder case, of a gunner of a former SP leader, Talat Aziz.

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. Aziz had accused him of leading a group which shot dead Yadav.

Aziz’s plea to reopen the case was turned down by a Sessions Court in March this year, soon after which she filed a review petition at the Lucknow High Court, which in turn directed the Sessions Court to reopen the trial. Hearing the plea, the District Sessions Court in Maharajganj has ordered that a notice to be issued to the accused CM Yogi Adityanath and others for further trial in the case.

However, Adityanath, too, had lodged a counter case against Aziz. The CM has a week’s time to respond to the notice.

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