Six folks suspected to have hyperlinks with the In style Entrance of India (PFI) have sought the quashing of a chargesheet in opposition to them, arguing that it was filed by the Uttar Pradesh Particular Activity Power (STF) with out searching for the sanction of the centre or the state authorities.
Their counsel earlier than a court docket right here cited part 45 of the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA) to say that the chargesheet filed beneath this regulation requires the sanction.
“The cost sheet submitted by the Speical Activity Power within the court docket of Further District and Periods Choose Anil Kumar Pandey on April 3 needs to be termed null and void as neither it comprises required permission of the state authorities nor the union authorities for trial beneath the UAPA,” the counsel, Madhuban Datt Chaturvedi, stated within the utility to the court docket.
The STF has chargesheeted them for sedition, prison conspiracy, funding of terror actions and different offences.
The accused are Atiq-ur Rehman, Alam, Masood Ahmed, Rauf Sheriff, Firoz Khan and Anshad Badruddin.
The FIR in opposition to them claimed that following the gang-rape and homicide of a 19-year-old Dalit lady in Hathras final yr, they have been going there with an intention “to breach the peace” as a part of a “conspiracy”.
The court docket will hear the applying on April 15.