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APS Deol resigns as Punjab Advocate General

Saurabh Malik

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, November 1

Simply over a month after APS Deol was appointed Advocate-Normal for Punjab, the senior advocate on Monday handed over his resignation to the Chief Minister.

Deol was appointed after the submit fell vacant following Atul Nanda’s resignation quickly after Capt Amarinder Singh stepped down as chief minister.

His appointment had led to a debate from the start as he was, at one level of time, the counsel for former prime cop Sumedh Singh Saini and IG Paramraj Singh Umaranangal, each accused within the Behbal Kalan police firing case.

The appointment had come as a shock as incidents of sacrilege and subsequent police firing in Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan in 2015 was thought of politically delicate.

It had additionally led to a authorized debate on the problem of battle of curiosity totally on the grounds that Deol, being Saini and Umaranangal’s counsel, would neither have the ability to seem nor advise the state of their circumstances and associated issues. In addition to, a counsel could also be aware of details about a consumer. Underneath the circumstances, his position because the state’s highest legislation officer might be questioned.

In an try and settle the storm, senior advocate Rajwinder Singh Bains was appointed particular public prosecutor for the politically delicate sacrilege issues. One of many components that weighed with the Punjab authorities was his look for the primary complainant in a associated “police” firing case. This very issue, nevertheless, led to a different debate totally on the premise {that a} lawyer for the complainant legally can’t be appointed as a prosecutor in the identical case.

The Punjab authorities subsequently informed the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket that Bains wouldn’t seem because the particular prosecutor earlier than the trial courtroom in circumstances associated to firing incidents in Punjab’s sacrilege circumstances. The endeavor earlier than Justice Raj Mohan Singh’s Bench got here after a petition was filed by Amarjit Singh Kullar via counsel Sangram S Saron and Surabhi Kaushik. Punjab’s senior deputy advocate-general Gaurav Garg Dhuriwala informed the Bench that “solely common public prosecutor will seem earlier than the trial Court docket until the subsequent date of listening to”.

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