SC issues contempt notice to UP Chief Secy

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct 6, issued a contempt of court notice to UP Chief Secretary, after it had slammed Lucknow for playing politics over the construction sites for the statues and memorials.

A bench comprising Justices B N Agarwal and Aftab Alam said, "Having heard the counsel for the parties perusing the affidavit filed by the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh and others and having given anxious considerations to all of them, a strong prima facie case is made out for initiating contempt proceeding."

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The bench also said, "Issue notice to chief secretary to showcause why proceedings of contempt be not proceeded (with) and (the guilty) punished for flagrant violation of the orders of this court."

The bench directed the apex court registry to register the contempt petition in the matter.

The court asked the chief secretary to appear in person on Nov 4 when the contempt proceeding will be taken up.

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