The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed the suspension of a Station House Officer, Om Veer Sirohi, of a police station in Muzaffarnagar, from where the release of 7 persons named in the murder of Jat youths had triggered a communal backlash. The court issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan for allegedly pressing for the release of the accused. Justice Sudhir Agarwal asked Mr. Khan to file his counter-affidavit within 10 days from the day of receipt of notice. — PTI