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Despite his denial, APS Deol’s 'resignation letter' surfaces

Saurabh Malik
Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, November 1

A day after senior advocate APS Deol denied reviews of his resignation after claiming “there was nothing of this kind”, his purported resignation letter dated November 1 surfaced on Tuesday.

The highest regulation officer of the State, who acknowledged ‘neither is there any resignation, nor any speak about it’, in his purported resignation letter addressed to Chief Minister the identical day stated: “On private causes, I hereby tendered (tender) my resignation from the publish of Advocate-Common, Punjab, in the present day, i.e. November 1, 2021”. Deol couldn’t be contacted regardless of repeated makes an attempt.

‘Nothing of this kind’, says APS Deol on reviews of his resignation as Punjab AG

Sources in Deol’s workplace had claimed on Monday morning that the senior advocate had handed over his resignation to the Chief Minister. Deol, nonetheless, refused to take care of the telephone calls amidst reviews of his resignation. The identical night Deol claimed: “The hypothesis (on resignation) retains happening. Generally some pressures are constructed, however there may be nothing of the type”.

Deol’s purported resignation letter got here after a month after his appointment and two not-so-favourable developments for the Punjab authorities earlier than the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom. Defending the appointment of senior advocate RS Bains as particular public prosecutor for the politically delicate sacrilege issues, the State of Punjab had informed the Excessive Courtroom that “solely common public prosecutor will seem earlier than the trial Courtroom until the subsequent date of listening to”.

In one other matter involving Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Advocate-Common acknowledged: “In the meanwhile, permission be granted to the SIT to affiliate the petitioner (Ram Rahim) within the investigation of FIR No.63 dated June 2, 2015, Police Station Bajakhana, by visiting Sunariya Jail, Rohtak, the place the petitioner is confined”. The dera chief had moved the courtroom after a Faridkot Courtroom issued his manufacturing warrants in a sacrilege associated matter.

Deol was appointed after the publish fell vacant following Atul Nanda’s resignation quickly after Capt Amarinder Singh stepped down because the Chief Minister. His appointment had generated debate for the reason that starting as he was, at one level of time, the counsel for former top-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 Faridkot district’s Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan in 2015 had all the time been thought-about politically delicate. It had additionally led to a authorized debate on the problem of battle of curiosity totally on the bottom 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 an try to settle the storm, senior advocate RS Bains was appointed particular public prosecutor.

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