Chandigarh, January 12
Senior SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia today joined probe in the alleged drug smuggling case against him.
A three-member special investigation team (SIT) led by AIG Balraj Singh questioned him for about two hours at the state crime branch police station. The questioning began around 11 am. Granting interim anticipatory bail to the Akali leader on Monday, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had asked him to appear before the SIT, barred him from leaving the country till the next date of hearing and to share with the SIT his live location through WhatsApp.
‘Drugs for vote’: Notice to Punjab election panel
- The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday took cognisance of ‘drugs for vote’ incidents in Punjab
- It issued notice to the State Election Commission to solicit its response on ensuring ‘drugs-free’ elections
- It made the Election Commission of India a party to case and fixed January 20 as the next date of hearing. INSIDE
Talking to the media later, Majithia alleged he was a victim of political vendetta. He reportedly told the SIT that
a “conspiracy” had been hatched against him by Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu, former DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyaya and Home Minister SS Randhawa.
Majithia was booked under the NDPS Act on December 20 last year. The 49-page FIR is largely based on a status report filed by STF chief Harpreet Singh Sidhu.
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