Chandigarh, December 27
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Bikram Singh Majithia, booked beneath the NDPS Act, on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom in search of anticipatory bail.
The plea, moved by Majithia’s counsels Damanbir Singh Sobti and Arshdeep Singh Cheema, submitted that “to focus on the applicant/petitioner is among the main election planks of the present authorities” led by the Congress in Punjab.
A Mohali court docket on December 24 had dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Majithia.
Final week, Majithia, 46, was booked beneath the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act on the premise of a 2018 report of a probe right into a drug racket in Punjab.
Majithia is the brother-in-law of Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and brother of former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Majithia had earlier denied all expenses in opposition to him.
The Shiromani Akali Dal had known as the registration of the FIR in opposition to Majithia as “political vendetta”.
The 49-page FIR was registered by the state Crime Department at its Mohali police station.
In his bail plea, Majithia submitted that the Congress authorities had “left no stone unturned to misuse its powers and place for wreaking vengeance upon its political opponents”.
“To focus on the applicant/petitioner is among the main election planks of the present authorities. To fulfil its election stunt, the Congress authorities of the State of Punjab has been day and night time browbeating officers to register false circumstances in opposition to the senior management of the Shiromani Akali Dal together with the applicant/petitioner,” in line with the petition.
Within the run-up to the polls, witch-hunting of the political opponents has gone to its peak, in line with the petition.
The petitioner pleaded that three DGPs and three Administrators of Bureau of Investigation have been modified and law enforcement officials have been coerced to falsely implicate the applicant. PTI