‘Immediately provide security to Ferozepur MLA’

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday directed the Punjab Police to provide security to Parminder Singh Pinki,Congress MLA from Ferozepur city,with immediate effect.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 14, 2014 4:43:32 pm

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday directed the Punjab Police to provide security to Parminder Singh Pinki,Congress MLA from Ferozepur city,with immediate effect.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Pinki seeking directions to the Punjab government to comply with Centre’s orders of providing him ‘Y’ category security. Levelling allegations of political vendetta against the Punjab government,Pinki had alleged that his security was withdrawn after he had protested against a SAD leader. He added that while Ministry of Home Affairs had ordered the Punjab government to provide him ‘Y’ category security cover,the state government was deliberately not doing so.

Pinki further alleged that due to his firm stand against terrorists during the militancy days in Punjab,he faced threat calls from militant groups.

Assistant Solicitor General Rupinder Singh Khosla,appearing on behalf of the Centre,produced before the court the communication sent by the Centre to Punjab in the last three months.

HC notice to Gurdaspur deputy commissioner over hooch compensation

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Gurdaspur deputy commissioner,asking him to explain why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him.

The court was hearing a petition filed by one Rohit Masih,who had alleged that his father,Salamt Masih,had died in a hooch tragedy. He claimed that though the deputy commissioner had assured a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the widows of the victims and a government job to the nearest kin of the deceased,even after eight months,nothing has been done.

Earlier,an assistant professor at the Post Graduate Government College in Chandigarh,Panditrao Dharennavar,had filed a petition in the high court in this regard. Acting on it,the court had directed DC to look into the matter,but to no avail. Following this,Dharennavar had filed a contempt of court petition against the DC.

The DC has been asked to respond by May 28.

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