UP govt strikes anti CAA protesters with claims tribunal fresh notices

Soon after the Uttar Pradesh government notified the Supreme Court that it has withdrawn all 274 recovery notices to issues to the alleged Anti CAA protesters (Citizenship Amendment Act), it has initiated fresh proceedings against some of the accused through the Claims Tribunal, the Indian Express reported.

According to reports, many of the accused have received notices to appear before the Claims Tribunal and submit their objection to the allegation as to why charges of damaging public property should not be initiated against them.

A total of 274 recovery notices had been issued across the state after the 2019 protests to pay damages for the destruction caused to public property.

This comes despite the Apex Court’s order that those who have already paid the damages should be refunded.

The Claims Tribunal has now issued fresh notices against 21 people from Kanpur who had paid the administration. These 21 people, mostly daily wage workers, have paid Rs 13,476 each to the district administration, the Indian Express reported.

After the supreme court pulled up the state government on February 11, Additional District Magistrate (City) Kanpur Atul Kumar had in notices issued on February 16, informed the alleged accused that proceedings in the matter were being “withdrawn”.

However, soon after this notice, fresh notices were issued by the president of the Claims Tribunal Prem Kala Singh.

“If you do not submit your objection, you will be held responsible and recovery will be done against you as per rules,” the notice read, which was issued to all 21 accused from Kanpur. It has asked them to submit an objection to the proceedings against them on March 8.

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