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Nw: SC asks Punjab govt now to now not arrest SAD chief Majithia in remedy case except Jan 31

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A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices A S Bopanna and Hima Kohli took demonstrate of the submissions of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Majithia, that the plea in search of anticipatory bail plea wanted urgent hearing as the accused has been facing “political vendetta”.

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Shiromani Akali Dal chief Bikram Singh Majithia.

The Supreme Court docket on Thursday orally requested the Punjab executive now to now not take any coercive step against SAD chief Bikram Singh Majithia except January 31 when it hears his pre-arrest bail plea in a remedy case.

A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices A S Bopanna and Hima Kohli took demonstrate of the submissions of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Majithia, that the plea in search of anticipatory bail plea wanted urgent hearing as the accused has been facing “political vendetta”.

“Here’s political vendetta. He’s believed as to police arena. Here’s all attributable to the election fever”, talked about Rohatgi while in search of urgent hearing of the plea of Majithia.

“Is it election fever or election virus. All are speeding to this court docket,” the bench talked about.

The senior attorney talked about the excessive court docket had granted protection from arrest while dismissing the anticipatory bail petition of Majithia to enable him to ability the apex court docket.

The Punjab Police, which is responsive to the truth that a plea has been filed within the apex court docket, is attempting to arrest him, he talked about.

Senior advocate P Chidambaram, appearing for the Punjab executive, talked about that Majithia has long previous into hiding and now appearing here via the counsel.

“Is it stunning Mr Chidambaram, when that his petition goes to be listed,” the CJI noticed, along side, “Elaborate your executive to now now not diagram one thing. We’ll checklist on Monday.”

The pre-arrest bail plea of Majithia, who became booked below the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act on December 20 last one year, became pushed aside by the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket on January 24 and an allure has been filed within the apex court docket.

Old to this, the excessive court docket on January 10 had granted length in-between protection to Majithia from the arrest within the topic while directing him to affix the investigation on January 12.

It had furthermore imposed some stipulations, along side now now not leaving the country, on the Akali chief.

The excessive court docket had extended the length in-between protection on January 18.

Majithia (46) had moved the excessive court docket in search of anticipatory bail after his plea became rejected by a Mohali court docket on December 24.

Majithia is the brother-in-law of SAD chief Sukhbir Badal and the brother of worn Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

The worn Punjab minister became booked below the NDPS Act on the premise of a 2018 file of a probe into a remedy racket working within the declare.

The file became filed by the anti-drug special activity force (STF) chief Harpreet Singh Sidhu within the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket in 2018.

The 49-page FIR within the topic became registered by the declare Crime Branch at its Mohali police arena.

Majithia became booked below sections 25 (punishment for allowing one’s premises for its employ for the commission of an offence), 27A (for financing sale, capture, production, gain, possession, transportation, employ or consumption, import and export or any act pertaining to narcotics) and 29 (abetting or plotting an offence) of the NDPS Act.

In his bail plea, the SAD chief had submitted that the Congress executive in Punjab had “left no stone unturned to misuse its powers and arena for wreaking vengeance upon its political opponents”.

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