'Sacked from Babri case', says Rajeev Dhawan who represented Muslim parties; Ejaz Maqbool refutes claim
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Advocate Rajeev Dhawan who represented the Muslim parties and the Sunni Waqf Board in the 2.77-acre Ayodhya land case on Tuesday claimed that he was sacked from the case. In a facebook post, Dhawan wrote,"Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the 'sacking' without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case."
However, advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool has denied that Dhawan has been removed from the case. In a statement, he said, "It is wrong to say that Mr Rajeev Dhawan was removed from case (Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind review petition in Ayodhya case) because of his illness. Issue is that my client (Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind) wanted to file the review petition yesterday itself.It was to be settled by Rajeev Dhawan. I could not give his name in the petition because he was not available. It is not a big issue," as quoted by ANI.
Speaking to ANI, earlier Dhawan had said that, "I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue."
Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Monday had filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its verdict in Ram Janambhoomi Babri Masjid Ayodhya land case.
Earlier on November 9, the top court had awarded the disputed land to deity Ram Lalla and asked the centre and state government to allot a separate five-acre plot to Sunni Waqf Board in order to build a mosque.
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