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Posted at: Dec 7, 2018, 1:29 AM; last updated: Dec 7, 2018, 1:29 AM (IST)CITY CENTRE CASE

HC orders continuation of stay

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 6

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered continuation of stay on the operation of an order passed by Ludhiana Special Judge on October 25 permitting enforcement directorate to inspect the Court file in the Ludhiana City Centre case.

Justice Inderjit Singh also fixed December 17 as the next date of hearing in the case. The developments took place on a petition filed by Delhi-based Chetan Gupta, who moved the HC demanding stay on ED inspection, among other things.The counsel for the petitioners argued that the ED was not a party in the case and could not be allowed to inspect the case file. The case was between Punjab Vigilance Bureau and the accused.

Senior advocate JS Bedi, along with AS Thind and Lovkirat S Chahal, appeared for the petitioner while the enforcement directorate was represented by Additional Solicitor-General of India Chetan Mittal, along with Lokesh Narang. The State of Punjab was represented by senior deputy advocate-general Gaurav Garg Dhuirwala

The vigilance bureau, on August 19, 2017, had filed a closure report before the court concerned claiming that there was no scam at all and that proof was not found against Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, his son Raninder Singh and others following ‘re-investigation’.

The petitioner had moved the court after the Special Court in Ludhiana, on October 25, permitted the Directorate to inspect the case file.


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