Sukhbir seeks quashing of FIR
Chandigarh, January 12
The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket at present put the state on discover on a petition filed by former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in search of the quashing of an FIR registered for allegedly violating prohibitory orders.
Taking on the petition, Justice Raj Mohan Singh additionally mounted January 18 as the subsequent date of listening to. Within the petition filed by way of senior advocate RS Cheema with counsel Arshdeep Singh Cheema and Satish Sharma, Sukhbir submitted that he was advised by locals throughout the run-up to the elections that unlawful mining was being performed in “Wazir Bhullar”. The petitioner on June 30, 2021, proceeded to the positioning and noticed heavy equipment deployed for mining functions.
“It got here as utter shock to the petitioner that regardless of proof of unlawful mining, the police registered an FIR in opposition to the petitioner and others. The FIR talked about that the mining was being performed legally and the petitioner threatened and restrained the staff of the contractor. The FIR in an abuse of technique of regulation,” the Bench was advised.
A case was registered on July 1, 2021, beneath Sections 269, 270, 188, 341, 506 of the IPC and the Epidemic Illnesses Act.
Further Advocate-Basic Gaurav Garg Dhuriwala accepted discover on behalf of the state and sought time to file the standing report.