The Allahabad High Court decision in a case involving Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, and alleged hate speech from 2007 was dismissed by the Supreme Court today.
The rejection of sanction in this instance is not necessary, according to a bench presided over by Chief Justice NV Ramana.
Justices Hima Kohli and CT Ravikumar were present on the bench, and they declared that “the legal questions of sanction shall be kept open to be dealt with with an appropriate case.”
The high court stated in its judgement given in February 2018 that it had not discovered any procedural errors in the course of the investigation or in the decision-making process leading to the failure to sanction the prosecution.
Yogi Adityanath, who was a member of parliament at the time, and many other people were the targets of a FIR or police case that was filed at a police station in Gorakhpur on suspicion of inciting animosity between two groups.
It was said that on that day, Gorakhpur experienced a number of violent occurrences following an alleged hate speech by Yogi Adityanath.