A Ludhiana resident on Wednesday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court apprehending threat to his life at the hands of Chandigarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Naunihal Singh and later in the day sought to withdraw his petition.
While Justice Rekha Mittal of the high court adjourned the hearing to December 10 without issuing notice to any of the respondents,the petitioner returned around 3:30 pm and insisted that he wants to withdraw the petition. He claimed that he has been assured that he is safe. The court,however,posted the petition for hearing on Tuesday.
In a petition running over 550 pages,Jaswinder Singh Walia said he has no faith in police and therefore he directly approached the high court seeking police protection. He has sought directions to Ministry of Home Affairs to ensure that the SSP does not harass or interfere with his personal life.
However,the petitioner,late on Wednesday,sent an e-mail and fax message to The Indian Express requesting not to reproduce or publish any part of the petition which may defame anybody or me.
Meanwhile,in an official communication to this newspaper,the SSP said,I got to know that some petition has been filed by one Jaswinder Singh Walia. I have no notice on the same nor am I aware of the contents of the petition. He added that the court has not taken any cognisance of the same as on Wednesday.