Displaying its displeasure over grant of security personnel to unauthorised people, a bench of Justice Imtiyaz Murtaza and Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya asked the state government to provide the names of people on whose recommendations the security was provided.
The bench gave these directives while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL No. 6509) filed by social activist Nutan Thakur challenging two Government Orders (GOs) related to providing security cover.
The high court also asked whether such people who have been provided security cover on payment basis have paid the money to the state government or not.
The court sought a detailed status report on all these issues. In her petition, Thakur challenged the GO dated May 5, 2008, and January 11, 2013, regarding security for members of parliament, state legislature, former MPs and MLAs, chairmen of corporations, and prayed for quashing these as being discriminatory to ordinary citizens.
--IANS (Posted on 08-10-2013)