Supreme Court docket junks Bikram Majithia’s plea to drop instances; says transfer Excessive Court docket

Supreme Court docket junks Bikram Majithia’s plea to drop instances; says transfer Excessive Court docket



Tribune Information Service

New Delhi, Might 10

The Supreme Court docket on Tuesday refused to entertain Shiromani Akali Dal chief Bikram Majithia’s petition looking for quashing of instances registered in opposition to him by the Punjab Police underneath the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and requested him to maneuver the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket.

“Why a writ petition underneath Article 32 right here? You might have different cures. Can’t you progress the excessive court docket…,” a Bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud requested senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who represented Majithia. “We’re not inclined to entertain the petition filed underneath Article 32 of the Structure. The petitioner is at liberty to maneuver the Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket looking for quashing of the FIR and grant of bail,” the Bench mentioned.

On behalf of the Punjab Authorities, senior advocate V Giri opposed Majithia’s plea, saying his bail plea had been rejected by a particular court docket as additionally the excessive court docket. “Nonetheless, the state can’t oppose if the court docket is directing the matter to be heard by a Division Bench of the excessive court docket,” he added.

The SAD chief had on March 28 moved the Supreme Court docket looking for the quashing of instances registered in opposition to him by the Punjab Police underneath the NDPS Act.

Majithia, a former minister within the state, was given safety from arrest until February 23 by the Supreme Court docket in view of the February 20 Meeting elections to contest as an SAD candidate from Amritsar (East) constituency. He had surrendered after the expiry of the interval.

He’s at present lodged in Patiala jail following the rejection of his bail plea by a particular court docket.





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