Third degree sole intention of FIR against me: Bikram Majithia

Moves HC, says probe politically motivated

Third degree sole intention of FIR against me: Bikram Majithia

Bikram Singh Majithia

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 20

On interim bail in a drugs-related case, senior Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia has moved an application before the Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging that the purpose behind seeking his custody was not for “furthering any impartial investigation, but to humiliate and torture him in custody”.

Targets channi

Majithia also referred to the statement made by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on December 23, “irresponsibly blaming” him for the bomb blast at the Ludhiana district court as his bail application was being heard by the Sessions’ Court at Mohali.

In his application filed through counsel DS Sobti and Arshdeep Singh Cheema for placing on record “additional facts and documents”, Majithia submitted: “The extracts of the statements made by Navjot Singh Sidhu, president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), will show that the sole intention of registering the FIR is to take him in custody and commit third degree torture on him. Further, the investigation conducted so far is patently opaque, partisan, politically motivated and unprofessional.”

Majithia also placed on record order dated December 27, 2021, issued by then DGP Siddhartha Chattopadhyaya exercising special powers to out-of-turn promote Sub-Inspector Princepreet Singh to Inspector.

“This particular SI is the son of Balraj Singh, AIG, who is head of the SIT formed to investigate the present case by Sidharth Chattopadhyaya. The inducement by Chattopadhyaya to Balraj Singh to investigate in the most unfair and partisan manner is, thus, writ large.”

Majithia also referred to the statement made by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on December 23, “irresponsibly blaming” him for the bomb blast at the Ludhiana district court as his bail application was being heard by the Sessions’ Court at Mohali.

He said Channi also made a statement that the FIR against him was registered on the High Court’s directions, which was patently wrong and contemptuous. —

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