Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed a writ petition seeking action against former Minister and ex-BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha for changing his name.

The petition filed by one Shabhajeet Singh was rejected by a division bench comprising Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya, which observed it does not raise any question of larger public cause.

The petition has sought action against the former Minister alleging that his earlier name was Ram Charan which was later changed to Babu Singh.

He sought direction to punish Kushwaha and initiate criminal proceedings, recovery of employment drawn by him as the Minister and an inquiry by CBI or any other independent agency.

"The court comes to the definite conclusion that the instant writ petition does not raise any question of larger public cause," the court observed.

The bench said that it was also not a case where some person has withdrawn employments and other facilities from the state exchequer impersonating himself as to be someone else.

(Agencies)