A division bench, comprising Justice Bala Krishna Narayana and Justice Naheed Ara Moonis, asked the Centre and the state to file their counter affidavits within four weeks and granted two weeks time thereafter to the petitioner for filing of rejoinder. It fixed April 6 as the next date of hearing in the matter.

The order was passed on the petition of BJP worker Sanjay Singh who had alleged that the state police were not investigating the matter in a fair manner and falsely implicating him in the case at the behest of ruling Samajwadi Party in the state.

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