PRAYAGRAJ, Jan. 25 -- The Allahabad high court dismissed a petition challenging cess amounting to Rs 1.36 crore and penalty of Rs 2.72 crore imposed by the state government on the constructions raised by Mohammad Ali Jauhar University.

For the recovery of cess and penalty, a recovery citation was issued by the tehsildar, Sadar, Rampur district on May 20, 2019.

Justice JJ Munir dismissed the petition as petitioner Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Trust through its chairman Azam Khan as petitioner had an alternate remedy of filing an appeal against the order imposing cess under the Building and Other Construction Workers' Welfare Cess Act, 1996.

The court, after hearing concerned parties, observed, "There is a complete remedy under the Cess Act...