HC questions grounds for Information commissioner's suspension

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Lucknow, Jul 31 (UNI) Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today questioned the grounds and law under which the Uttar Pradesh government suspended Chief Information Commissioner M A Khan.

A bench comprising Justices Pradeep Kant and Abhinav Upadhyay pronounced the decision on a petition filed by Mr Khan.

Mr Khan had alleged that his suspension by the UP government on July 9 was against law.

He said under section 17 (1) and 17 (2) of Rights to Information Act, his suspension was ''unconstitutional''.

However, the government's prosecutor contradicted the charges saying, the suspension was constitutional.

The court has fixed August 18 for next hearing in the case.

UNI XC-PDM ATI CS2005

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