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Bikram Singh Majithia bail: Punjab HC issues notice to Punjab; no stay on arrest yet

Saurabh Malik
Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, January 5

The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday issued discover to the State of Punjab on senior Akali chief Bikram Singh Majithia’s anticipatory bail plea in reference to a medicine case registered in opposition to him. To this point there isn’t any keep on his arrest.

Taking on the matter, Justice Lisa Gill of the excessive courtroom additionally mounted the case for additional listening to on Monday, when the State will file a reply to the contentions raised by Majithia in his plea. The MLA and former minister within the Akali authorities was apprehending arrest after a case below the provisions of the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances Act was registered at Mohali on December 20.

He moved the excessive courtroom after a Mohali Courtroom dismissed his anticipatory bail petition. Majithia was represented by senior advocates Mukul Rohatgi and RS Cheema, with counsel DS Sobti and Arshdeep Singh Cheema. The state was represented by senior advocate P Chidambaram.

Amongst different issues, Majithia contended: “To focus on the petitioner is likely one of the main election planks of the present authorities. To satisfy its election stunt, the Congress authorities in Punjab has been day and night time browbeating officers to register false circumstances in opposition to the senior management of SAD, together with the petitioner”.

He claimed witch-hunting of political opponents was at its peak within the run-up to the polls and the Congress authorities in Punjab had modified three DGPs over a span of three months. The bureau of investigation additionally noticed the change of three administrators.

The petition added that law enforcement officials had been compelled and coerced to falsely implicate the petitioner or face transfers, cost sheets, and dire penalties. “(DGP) Chattopadhyaya additionally has a long-standing private animosity with the SAD management and has been appointed, as is well-known, to please the Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, the arch-rival of the petitioner,” the petition added.

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