Not a big issue, he was not available: advocate Ejaz Maqbool after Rajeev Dhavan claims 'sacked' from Babri case
New Delhi [India], Dec 3 (ANI): After advocate Rajeev Dhavan took to social media claiming that he was sacked from the "Babri case" by advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool who was representing Jamiat, the latter hit back saying that Dhavan's name could not be given in the review petition because of his unavailability.
"The issue is that my client (Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind) wanted to file the review petition yesterday itself. It was to be settled by Mr Rajeev Dhavan. I couldn't give his name in the petition because he was not available. It's not a big issue," advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool said in a statement to ANI.
He also denied that Dhavan was removed because of his illness.
"It is wrong to say that Mr Rajeev Dhavan was removed from case (Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind review petition in Ayodhya case) because of his illness," he said.
Earlier Dhavan who represented the Sunni Waqf Board and other Muslim parties in the Ayodhya title dispute case claimed that he was sacked from the case.
"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," Dhavan wrote in a Facebook post.
"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," he said.
On Monday Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, whose president is Maulana Syed Ashhad Madani had filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its verdict in Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case.
On November 9, the apex court had awarded the disputed land to the deity Ram Lalla and asked the Centre and the state government to give the Sunni Waqf Board a five-acre plot in Ayodhya to build a mosque. (ANI)