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HC notice to Kumari Selja for ‘threatening’ Mirchpur accused

Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja has been issued notices by the Punjab and Haryana High Court over a petition.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
March 11, 2011 9:22:49 pm

Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja has been issued notices by the Punjab and Haryana High Court over a petition that has accused her of “forgery,criminal intimidation,fabrication and hatching a criminal conspiracy”. Justice Nirmaljit Kaur has also issued notices to Ajay Chaudhary,the private assistant of Selja,two oath commissioners of Hisar and the Superintendent of Hisar’s Central Jail,Jai Dev Bishnoi.

The petitioner,advocate B S Chahar,has alleged that Selja,who was “instrumental in instigating leaders and members of the Balmiki community against Jat leaders in Mirchpur case”,tried to save herself from a litigation by pressurising the undertrials and forcing them to sign “blank and non judicial papers”.

Chahar had approached the HC on behalf of two accused in the Mirchpur case seeking regular bail. Few days later,complaints signed by the duo,Dalbir Singh and Ajit Singh,were sent to the HC alleging that they had not engaged Chahar. Following this,the HC directed the Jail Superintendent to record the statements of the undertrials and to find out the authenticity of the complaints. In their statements,they submitted that they had not sent any such complaint and wanted Chahar to be their lawyer. Meanwhile,Selja had moved an application,seeking removal of her name from the petition filed by the duo. The said application was allowed by the court.

After the report of the Jail Superintendent,Chahar on Thursday moved the HC,filing a petition against Selja,oath commissioners from whom unsigned judicial papers were allegedly obtained and the then Jail Superintendent who allegedly acted at the behest of Selja to obtain the signatures of the two undertrials.

Chahar has requested the HC to direct the Haryana government to register an FIR against Selja,the oath commissioner,and the jail superintendent for forcing the undertrials to sign blank non-judicial papers and levelling false allegations against him (Chahar).

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