Aaj Tak asked to produce documents in the matter of Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust
Hearing the maintainability of the PIL filed by RTI activist Nutan Thakur, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court comprising of Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice Satish Chandra has issued notice to a television news channel. The bench has directed the television news channel Aaj Tak to produce entire documents relating to the matter of Dr Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust run by Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid. The next date of hearing for the PIL has been fixed for October 30, 2012 in which the petitioner sought filing an FIR in the case and it’s monitoring by the court. It was alleged that the matter was being investigated by the without lodging a FIR.
Raising objections regarding the maintainability of the PIL, the counsels for the Union and State Government alleged that it was a proxy PIL which has been filed to malign and scandalise a person.