A Single bench of Justice Jaspreet Singh passed the order on a Petition filed by Prakash Bajaj, a businessman from Benaras, who is nominating for the Rajya Sabha. The Lucknow bench was ordered by the Chief Justice to hear the matter on 16 December.
The FIR was registered in Delhi, but has, interestingly, been challenged before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court which seems to have no jurisdiction to entertain it. The matter should be filed in Delhi as per jurisdiction.
Prayagraj (ILNS): With the level of air pollution in Uttar Pradesh reaching dangerous levels in many cities, the issue has reached the high court. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court asked the government to clarify what steps have been taken to stop this.