Chandigarh, July 29
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today reserved its verdict on regular bail plea filed by Akali leader and former minister Bikram Singh Majithia. The Bench of Justice MS Ramachandra Rao and Justice Sureshwar Thakur reserved the verdict after hearing elaborate arguments spread over two dates of hearing.
Majithia had moved the High Court seeking regular bail in a case registered on December 20 last year under the provisions of the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act. Majithia had contended in his petition that the then Congress government in the state did not leave any stone unturned in misusing its power and position for wrecking vengeance against its political opponents and the petitioner was once such target.
“The present dispensation has also not left any stone unturned to target the petitioner further,” Majithia contended. Elaborating, the petitioner submitted that the present case was blatantly political in nature. From the date the then government led by Charanjit Singh Channi assumed the office, its functionaries were hell bent to falsely implicate the petitioner in a case.
In a run up to the elections, witch-hunting of political opponents touched its peak. The government changed three DGPs over a span of three months. The bureau of investigations saw three departmental heads/directors change. Police officers were forced and coerced to falsely implicate the petitioner or face transfers.
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