In 2002, there was an incident where a social activist named Medha Patkar was allegedly assaulted. Recently, the Delhi LG Vinay Kumar Saxena requested immunity from the criminal trial related to this incident, claiming that his position as a constitutional representative should exempt him. However, the court rejected this request and he will have to face the legal proceedings like any other citizen. This decision shows that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law and that no one is above the law, no matter what their position is.
Court Refuses to Stay Trial Against Delhi LG Vinay Kumar Saxena
Delhi LG Vinay Kumar Saxena is facing a criminal case. He had applied for exemption from the criminal trial, citing the immunity he received as the Lieutenant Governor. However, his application was rejected by the Additional Metropolitan Judge PN Goswami in the Ahmedabad court.
Delhi LG VK Saxena is accused of assaulting social activist Medha Patkar back in 2002, at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. This means that he will have to face the charges in court and defend himself against the accusations.
When the Delhi LG Vinay Kumar Saxena asked for an exemption from a criminal trial, social worker Medha Patkar opposed it. She argued that since he is not the governor, he is not entitled to the exemption. Patkar’s plea stated that the LG of Delhi is only the agent of the President, and therefore should not receive immunity like Article 361 of the Constitution. After a hearing, the judge, P N Goswami, dismissed Saxena’s application. In short, the Delhi LG Vinay Kumar Saxena cannot claim immunity from criminal trials, according to the Constitution, and his request for an exemption was denied.
It seems that two politicians, called MLAs, are being accused of something. The court did not accept the request made by someone, but now there will be a criminal case against them. Along with another person called Saxena, there are two MLAs from Ahmedabad named Amit Shah and Amit Thakar, as well as an advocate named Rahul Patel, who are also being accused.
This case has been going on for 21 years and is finally being heard in the Metropolitan Court of Ahmedabad. The charges will be made against the accused in the trial. Interestingly, both the BJP MLAs are new to their positions as they have been elected for the first time.
2002 Assault Case: Delhi LG VK Saxena
Back in March 2002, a peace meeting was held at the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad after the Godhra riots. However, the presence of Medha Patkar, a prominent leader of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), was met with protests from a group of people.
Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse when Delhi LG VK Saxena was accused of assaulting Patkar and others during the protest. Four people, including Saxena, were later named in an FIR lodged at the Sabarmati police station.
However, there are some who believe that Saxena was wrongly accused and that he was simply exercising his right to freedom of speech by raising his voice against Patkar’s presence at the meeting. According to advocate Choksi, Delhi LG VK Saxena was unfairly targeted for expressing his opinion.
It’s important to remember that peaceful protests and expressing our opinions are fundamental rights in any democratic society. However, it’s equally important to ensure that these actions don’t cross the line into violence or harassment towards others.