Uttar Pradesh moves apex court over Bachchan land scam

Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Monday moved the Supreme Court in a case pertaining to alleged fraudulent allotment of government land to Amitabh Bachchan in Barabanki district, challenging the reprieve granted to the actor by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.

"A Special Leave Petition (SLP) has been filed before the Supreme Court, challenging the high court order on Monday morning," said Devendra Upadhaya, Uttar Pradesh's chief standing counsel.

The appeal has sought to draw the Supreme Court's attention towards the dichotomy in the high court order.

"Even as the high court agrees that certa