The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the arrest of Advocate Daman Preet Singh Bhikhi of Ludhiana,who has been accused of presenting fake sale deeds to Major (Retd) G S Benipal.
Daman Preets counsel,advocate Vivek Thakur,contended that the allegations levelled by Benipal in the FIR do not make for a case of cheating or forgery.
The allegations against Daman Preet are that he had presented fake sale deeds before the tehsildar. Neither has it been alleged that Daman Preet is a beneficiary to the sale deeds nor has he been accused of purchasing any sale deed, said advocate Thakur.
Taking note of the contentions,Justice Harbans Lal stayed the arrest of Daman Preet and issued notices to the Punjab State and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP),Ludhiana.
Pertinently,it was following the lodging of this FIR that Beni Pal was beaten up allegedly by Akali supporters.
Defence category quota: HC notices for PEC,UCET and Administration
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices to Chandigarh Administration; University of Chemical Engineering and Technology (UCET),Punjab and Punjab Engineering College (PEC),Chandigarh,in response to a petition seeking the quashing of certain provisions for admission to the PEC.
The petitioners,Avneet Hira and Arshdeep Sandhu,have sought directions for quashing the provisions that club the UT pool quota and All India Quota of five percent seats reserved for sons/ daughters/ spouses of military/ paramilitary personnel.
A similar provision is made in Section C of the admission clause relating to Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology,Chandigarh,quashing of which has also been demanded. The petitioners have further demanded that the college be directed to conduct admission in accordance with the clarification given by the Administration on July 15.
The Administration had held: Reservation of seats under the said category be calculated separately for the UT pool quota and All India quota.