New Delhi: In a rare move, the Allahabad High Court will on Sunday (a court holiday) hear a case related to the Lucknow district administration’s decision of putting up hoardings with the names, photos and addresses of those accused of violence during protests against the contentious Citinzenship Amendment Act (CAA). A division bench of Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ramesh Sinha will hear the matter at 3 PM. Also Read - Hoardings With Names And Photos of CAA Violence Accused Come up in Lucknow
Taking suo motu cognizance of the hoardings, the Chief Justice of the high court, Justice Ramesh Sinha has asked Lucknow commissioner of police Sujit Pandey and district magistrate Abhishek Prakash to explain the law under which the hoardings were put up at prominent intersections in the city.
Earlier on Thursday night, prominent crossings of Lucknow were flooded with hoardings which had photos and addresses of 53 anti-CAA protesters. Activist-politician Sadaf Jafar, lawyer Mohammed Shoaib , theatre personality Deepak Kabir and former IPS officer SR Darapuri featured in the hoardings. At present, all these people are out on bail.
Through the hoardings, the Uttar Pradesh government has asked protesters to pay the compensation for the alleged damage made to public property in the state capital. The hoardings further said that if the trouble maker fail to pay the amount, their properties will be attached.
Speaking to the Lucknow DM had earlier said, “The hoardings of people who have been identified by the district administration for indulging in violent activities during the protest have been put up across the city. Around 100 such hoardings will be put up at several places and these will feature the pictures, names and addresses of people. Also, people indulging in violence have been served recovery notices and if they don’t pay for the damages, then their properties will be confiscated.”