[UP Demolitions] Allahabad High Court seeks UP Govt, PDA’s reply in plea by violence accused- Javed’s wife

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Allahabad High Court has sought a reply from the state government and Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) in the plea moved by wife and daughter of Javed Mohamad, the alleged mastermind of the Prayagraj violence of June 10, against the demolition of their house by the district administration and Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA).

A division bench of Justice Anjani Kumar Mishra and Justice Sayed Waiz Mian issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and PDA and sought their response by today i.e. June 29, 2022.

Accordingly, the matter has been listed for further hearing on June 30, 2022.

Earlier, on Monday when the plea came up before a division bench comprising Justice Sunita Agarwal, the Court had ordered, “Let this matter be posted before another bench of which one of us (Justice Sunita Agarwal) is not a member.”

Javed was arrested on the night of June 10 in connection with an FIR lodged at police station Khuldabad of Prayagraj district and the PDA decided to bulldoze his house situated in the Kareli area of Prayagraj. Subsequently, his house was demolished on June 12, 2022.

Recently, a letter petition was also filed by a few advocates before the Allahabad High Court over the demolition of the house of Javed Mohammad, which got refused, suggesting they file a regular petition instead.