The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the arrest of Advocate Daman Preet Singh Bhikhi of Ludhiana who was accused by Major G S Benipal (Retd) of presenting fake sale deeds before him.
Arguing the anticipatory bail filed by Daman Preet his counsel,Advocate Vivek Thakur contended that allegations leveled by Benipal in the FIR do not make out any case of cheating or forgery against Daman Preet. Allegations against Damanpreet are that he had presented fake sale deeds before the Tehsildar. Neither it has been alleged that Daman Preet is a beneficiary to these sale deeds nor he has purchased any sale deed averred Advocate Vivek Thakur.
Taking note of the contentions of Thakur,Justice Harbans Lal today stayed the arrest of Advocate Daman Preet and issued notices to the Punjab State and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ludhiana. It might be mentioned here that it was this FIR after which Benipal was beaten up by SAD and Akali supporters.
FIRs were registered after Benipal was thrashed. Some of the accused have been arrested and are in police custody.