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Bail for Sumedh Saini in Behbal Kalan case

Bail for Sumedh Saini in Behbal Kalan case

Sumedh Singh Saini, former DGP Punjab.

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana HC on Monday granted anticipatory bail to former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini and police officer PS Umranangal in the Behbal Kalan police firing case. They have been told to appear before the trial court by March 8. — TNS

Navlakha bail plea in SC tomorrow

New Delhi: The SC will on Wednesday hear the bail plea of activist Gautam Navlakha in the alleged Elgar Parishad-Maoist link case. Navlakha, currently in Taloja jail in Mumbai, had moved the SC challenging the HC order dismissing his bail plea. — TNS

Manpreet Vohra envoy to Australia

New Delhi: Senior diplomat Manpreet Vohra has been appointed Indian High Commissioner to Australia, the MEA said. Vohra, a 1988-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is presently Ambassador to Mexico. India and Australia have currently been stepping up cooperation, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. — PTI

R-Day: Court grants bail to accused

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to Ashish Kumar in a case related to the R-Day violence, saying no specific role had been assigned to him. It said the accused was not alleged to have attempted to kill or hurt the cops on duty. — PTI

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