LUCKNOW: A Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court has dismissed a plea seeking political asylum for a Supreme Court judge and few other dignitaries of Afghanistan.
The bench also imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on the petitioner Suresh Kumar Gupta, an advocate.
The bench of Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Abdul Moin passed the above order. The bench said that the plea was not maintainable and was filed to gain cheap publicity.
The bench directed Gupta to deposit the cost within 30 days or the Lucknow DM would realize the amount as revenue arrears.