The Allahabad High Court on Friday asked the UP Government to file its reply in the anticipatory bail application filed by Sandeep Singh, personal secretary of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in a FIR lodged against him allegedly for forging a list of 1,000 buses that the Congress Party arranged for the UP Government, to bring back migrant workers.
The matter was listed before Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan of the Lucknow bench who has granted three days time to the AGA, to seek instructions on the matter.
A FIR was lodged against Singh and UP Congress Chief Ajay Kumar Lallu, in the Hazratganj Police station on May 9, for providing false information in the list of buses that were sent to ferry migrant workers home.
It is alleged that the migrants' were ferried across the states in auto-rickshaws, ambulances, trucks, etc. that find no mention in the list. Moreover, many buses provided by the party lacked a requisite fitness certificate or/ and a valid insurance.
The FIR further alleges that the Congress leaders did not obtain inter-state movement passes, in gross violation of the guidelines issued by the Union Home Ministry.
Singh, represented by Advocates Nadeem Murtaza, Shubham Tripathi and Syed Yashab Husain Rizvi, contended that the FIR was frivolous and filed with a political vendetta.
The Court has summoned the Case Diary and fixed the matter for hearing on June 17.
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