Khangura alleges vendetta,HC notice to Punjab

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Punjab government,principal secretary and the DGP on a joint petition filed by former Congress MLA Jasbir Singh Khangura,his father and brother.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 22, 2012 2:34:29 am

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Punjab government,principal secretary (Home Affairs and Justice) and the DGP on a joint petition filed by former Congress MLA Jasbir Singh Khangura,his father and brother.

Khangura has moved court seeking four working days notice before arresting him,his father and son in any case to be registered against them anywhere in Punjab,by the state police,the Punjab Vigilance Bureau or any other wing of the Punjab government.

Contending on behalf of the petitioners,advocate Himmat Singh Shergill contended that the petitioners were fearing false implication at the hands of Punjab Police on account of political vendetta.

Shergill referred to past incidents wherein the Punjab Police had allegedly tried to tarnish Khangura’s image by levelling several serious accusations against him.

The petitioners have also alleged that a false case was registered against Khangura’s mother in the infamous Ludhiana city center scam.

The petitioners also referred to a sealing order to a hotel owned by Khangura in Ludhiana passed by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation,which was later quashed by the high court.

Khangura has also alleged that after he lost in the recent elections to a SAD candidate,his business manager received a threatening call from an unknown number asking her (manager) to tell Khangura to withdraw his demand for camera footage of election counting.

It has been also stated in the joint petition that during a rally,the SAD candidate had been making public announcements that after the SAD comes to power,Khangura would be put behind bars.

Taking stock of the accusations and apprehension raised,the high court has given the Punjab Police, ten days time to reply as to why four days prior notice should not be not issued to Khangura,his father and brother prior to registration of any criminal case.

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