Mohali courtroom denies bail to SAD chief Bikram Singh Majithia in medicine case : The Tribune India
Mohali, February 25
A Mohali courtroom on Friday rejected Shiromani Akali Dal chief Bikram Singh Majithia’s common bail plea, a day after he was remanded in judicial custody following his give up earlier than a courtroom in reference to a drug case.
Majithia was remanded in judicial custody for 2 weeks by the courtroom of Extra District and Periods Choose Sandeep Kumar Singla.
The Akali chief, who was on Thursday night taken to a Patiala jail, had moved the bail plea, which was taken up by the Mohali courtroom on Friday.
“The courtroom on Friday rejected the common bail plea,” stated Arshdeep Singh Kaler, one in all Majithia’s counsels.
“We’ll attraction earlier than the Excessive Court docket now,” he stated.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had earlier referred to as the registration of the FIR towards Majithia as “political vendetta” and stated three DGPs and three Administrators of Bureau of Investigation have been modified and law enforcement officials have been allegedly coerced to falsely implicate the chief.
The Particular Investigation Crew (SIT) probing the case had questioned Majithia for over an hour within the courtroom complicated in Mohali on Thursday.
The apex courtroom had not too long ago directed the Punjab Police to not arrest the previous Punjab minister until February 23 in order that he might undertake electioneering within the state.
A Bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices A S Bopanna and Hima Kohli had, nonetheless, directed Majithia to give up earlier than a trial courtroom after the Punjab Meeting polls on February 20.
It had additionally directed the trial courtroom to listen to and expeditiously resolve Majithia’s common bail plea after his give up within the case.
The pre-arrest bail plea of Majithia, who was booked underneath the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act on December 20 final yr, was dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket on January 24.
Majithia, who’s the SAD MLA and brother-in-law of SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and brother of former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, contested the February 20 polls from the Amritsar East towards Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu.
The outcomes of the Meeting elections might be introduced on March 10.
Majithia, 46, was booked underneath the NDPS Act on the premise of a 2018 probe report right into a drug racket within the state.
The 49-page FIR was registered by the state Crime Department at its Mohali police station final yr.