Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, July 27
Practically 5 months after the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket made clear its intent to fast-lane circumstances involving sitting and erstwhile parliamentarians and legislators of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, the Bench on Tuesday warned the investigating officers of initiation of motion in circumstances of unwarranted delay.
The pendency of circumstances in opposition to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira and Haryana’s former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was additionally delivered to the discover of the Bench comprising Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh.
Taking over the suo motu case “In Re: Particular Courts for MPs/MLAs” for monitoring the progress of issues pending in opposition to the MP/MLAs, the Bench asserted it had impressed upon the investigating companies of Punjab to make sure expeditious completion of investigation in all of the pending circumstances in opposition to the MP, MLAs.
“In case this Court docket finds that there’s any pointless delay, it shall haven’t any possibility however to hunt rationalization of the investigating officers involved,” the Bench added.
Showing for the State of Punjab, Extra Advocate-Basic SPS Tinna submitted that Inspector-Basic of Police, Crime-II, Bureau of Investigation, had been nominated because the nodal officer for fortnightly assessment of felony circumstances underneath police investigation registered in opposition to sitting or erstwhile MPs/MLAs.
Claiming honest efforts to make sure compliance of instructions issued by the Supreme Court docket and the Excessive Court docket, Tinna added a letter had already been written to the sector items within the State on this regard.
Haryana Extra Advocate-Basic Ankur Mittal submitted circumstances with pending investigation have been being reviewed by nodal officer and Inspector-Basic of Police, Regulation & Order (Administration) Sanjay Kumar. Undue delay in investigation, if any, and the explanations for it was additionally being examined.
Extra Solicitor-Basic of India Satya Pal Jain delivered to the Bench’s discover that felony case instituted by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (Earnings Tax Division) underneath the Earnings Tax Act was pending in opposition to Capt Amarinder Singh earlier than Ludhiana Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace Court docket at pre-summoning proof stage. Jain added he would apprise the Court docket about additional progress within the issues in opposition to Capt Amarinder Singh, Khaira and Hooda on the following date of listening to.