Relief for Yogi Adityanath in SC regarding 2007 hate speech case

Debjit Mukherjee The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal challenging the Allahabad High Court judgment upholding the UP government’s refusal to allow sanction to prosecute Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a 2007 case for allegedly delivering an inflammatory speech. Adityanath was the BJP’s Gorakhpur MP at the time.

On August 24, a bench of Chief Justice of India N V Ramana, and Justices Hima Kohli and C T Ravikumar, had reserved its order in the matter.

The bench said “We do not think it necessary to go into the contentions raised by both sides on the issue of denial of sanction for prosecution and the legal pleas sought to be raised in relation to the said issue”.