Supreme Courtroom refuses to entertain Bikram Singh Majithia’s plea
New Delhi, Could 10
The Supreme Courtroom on Tuesday refused to entertain Shiromani Akali Dal chief Bikram Singh Majithia’s petition in search of quashing of circumstances registered in opposition to him by the Punjab Police beneath the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
“Why a writ petition beneath Article 32 right here? You’ve different treatments. Cannot you progress the Excessive Courtroom?” a Bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud requested senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who represented Majithia.
The highest court docket stated petitioner Majithia might problem the FIR earlier than the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom and it might be heard by a Division Bench.
The SAD chief had on March 28 moved the Supreme Courtroom in search of quashing of circumstances registered in opposition to him by the Punjab Police beneath the NDPS Act.
Majithia — a former minister within the state — was given safety from arrest until February 23 by the Supreme Courtroom in view of the February 20 meeting polls to contest as an SAD candidate from Amritsar East meeting constituency. He had surrendered after the expiry of the interval.
He’s at present lodged in Patiala Jail following rejection of his bail plea by a particular court docket. He has contended the circumstances had been politically motivated, contending that they had already been investigated by high-ranking cops.
In his first orders to Punjab Police after assuming cost, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had on March 20 reconstituted the Particular Investigation Crew (SIT) investigating the drug case in opposition to Majithia.
IGP-Crime Department Gursharan Singh Sandhu was given the supervision of the working of the four-member staff headed by an IPS officer, Rahul S. The opposite members are AIG Ranjit Singh and DSPs Raghbir Singh and Amanpreet Singh.
The earlier SIT was a three-member staff headed by AIG Balraj Singh. The SIT was fashioned to probe allegations in opposition to Majithia primarily based on an FIR lodged beneath varied Sections of the NDPS Act on December 20, 2021.