Punjab and Haryana High Court notice on plea for opening sealed reports in drugs case

Another notice to Centre on extradition of fugitives

Punjab and Haryana High Court notice on plea for opening sealed reports in drugs case

Chandigarh, August 6

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today put the Union of India and others on notice on an application praying that the Bench “may open” a report lying in a sealed cover in the drugs case.

The application was placed before the Special Division Bench of Justices Rajan Gupta and Ajay Tewari by advocate Navkiran Singh on the behalf of Lawyers for Human Rights International.

Appearing before the Bench through video-conferencing, Navkiran Singh contended the matter relates to drug mafia operating in Punjab and was having international tentacles. It was required to be dealt with on an urgent basis as it affected the lives of the youth.

“The sealed reports, which have been filed by Niranjan Singh, (the then) Deputy Director, Enforcement Directorate, and the Special Task Force, as well as the State of Punjab, need to be opened and considered by this court,” Navkiran submitted. The application also referred to “allegations against MLA Bikramjit Singh Majithia.”

The Bench also issued notice on another application seeking status reports from the Union of India through the Ministry of External Affairs, regarding the status of pending request for the extradition of 13 of the fugitives involved in international drug mafia. — TNS

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