Rajeev Dhavan removed by Muslim side from Ayodhya case

Dhavan while making the announcement, however, refused the claims of the Muslim parties that he was removed from the case on grounds of ill health. Photo: ANI

Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who represented the Sunni Waqf Board and other Muslim parties in the Ayodhya land dispute case, has said, he has been removed from the case.

Dhavan while making the announcement, however, refused the claims of the Muslim parties that he was removed from the case on grounds of ill health.

“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,” he wrote on his Facebook wall on Tuesday (December 3).

“I have been informed that 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,” Dhavan said in another post.

The incident comes a day after Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, the president of the Uttar Pradesh Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind, approached the Supreme Court seeking review of its judgement of Ayodhya.

Advocate Ejaz Maqbool has told the media that Dhavan wasn’t named in the petition as he was not available.