Chandigarh: Yet one more decide of the Punjab and Haryana excessive court docket on Friday recused himself from listening to the bail plea filed by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) senior chief Bikram Singh Majithia. It’s for the second time {that a} excessive court docket decide has refused to listen to the case.
When the matter got here up for listening to earlier than a division bench comprising Justice Ramachandra Rao and Justice Anoop Chitkara of the HC on Friday, Justice Anoop Chitkara recused himself from listening to the matter.
“Be positioned earlier than another Bench during which one in every of us i.e. Anoop Chitkara, J., shouldn’t be a member, after acquiring applicable orders from the Chief Justice,” ordered the division bench.
Now, the matter would go to the Chief Justice who will ship the matter to the suitable bench for listening to.
Earlier on July 4, Justice Augustine George Masih of the HC had recused himself from listening to the case.
On Might 31, the division bench headed by Justice Masih had reserved its order after listening to all of the events within the case.
Nevertheless, after one month, the decide had recused himself from the matter.
In his plea Majithia had sought instructions to be launched on bail. He’s at present behind bars and lodged in Patiala central jail. Majithia was booked on December 20 beneath the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act on the state crime department, Mohali.


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