HC issues fresh notices to Sukhbir, Majithia on plea filed Justice Ranjit Singh

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday issued bailable warrants against Punjab’s former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and MLA Bikram Singh Majithia, but recalled the order later, on a petition filed by Justice Ranjit Singh. A former Judge of the High Court, Justice Ranjit Singh had alleged attempts by the two to bring to disrepute a commission headed by him for probing the cases of sacrilege in the state.Before parting with the order, Justice Amit Rawal directed the issuance of fresh notice to the two as per procedure prescribed under Section 204 of the CrPC. The order is being interpreted to mean that the two will now have to appear before the Bench on the next date of hearing.Justice Rawal, during the course of hearing, observed that Majithia was not personally served. As per office report, his personal assistant jotted down the date. But there was no representation on his behalf. Justice Rawal also observed that notice issued to Sukhbir was received back with the report that some work was going on in the house and no one, as per the guard, was residing here.

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