The Allahabad Excessive Court docket has dismissed a plea by a former Uttar Pradesh minister to cancel an FIR, lodged in opposition to him for allegedly working his meat processing enterprise in Meerut and not using a legitimate licence.
A bench of justices Ashwani Kumar Mishra and Rajnish Kumar additionally turned down former minister Haji Yaqoob Qureshi’s plea to remain his potential arrest following the registration of the FIR in opposition to him and one other individual concerned within the meat processing enterprise in Meerut.
The FIR, lodged below varied sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Kharkhoda police station in Meerut district accused Mr Qureshi of processing previously-stored meat and procuring contemporary meat for his unit with none legitimate licence and after the expiry of his earlier one.
The FIR additionally accused him of endangering folks’s well being within the neighbourhood of the meat processing unit owing to the air air pollution brought on by the foul odor emanating from the unit.
Junking Qureshi’s plea, the bench stated, “The allegations prima facie point out that the unit was indulging in an illegal act of processing of meat with out an authority of regulation.”
Referring to the allegation of the foul odor lingering within the neighbourhood of the unit, the bench, in its Wednesday order stated, “Allegations in any other case are that the storage of meat was producing a whole lot of foul odor and was a security hazard for the residents of the close by space. If that is the case, we’d not be justified in analyzing details to find out if such allegations are right or not”.
“Accordingly, no interference within the FIR is named for,” the bench stated.
On the competition by Mr Qureshi’s counsel that his shopper had no direct function in working the trade, the bench stated, “As far as the implication of petitioners within the matter, in the event that they don’t have any particular function within the case, is worried, they will at all times avail of the suitable treatment below the Code of Prison Process.”
The FIR was challenged totally on the bottom that the business exercise of processing meat was undertaken on the premises after acquiring permission and license occasionally.
Mr Quraishi’s petition additionally argued that the one materials which was out there on the premises throughout the raid was the packaged meat which was saved there earlier than 2019 however couldn’t be eliminated on account of the Covid pandemic.
Throughout a raid by the state authorities on Mr Qureshi’s meat processing unit in Meerut on March 31, 2022, an enormous amount of contemporary uncooked meat together with bones was discovered together with one other large amount of processed meat with different supplies.
The stuff was inflicting large inconvenience to the general public at giant it was allegedly not saved safely and was producing an insufferable foul odour.
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