Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 4
Justice Suvir Sehgal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday recused from listening to the anticipatory bail utility filed by former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini within the Balwant Singh Multani disappearance and homicide case.
As of now, there aren’t any interim safety orders in Saini’s favour. A file will now be put up earlier than the Chief Justice for itemizing earlier than one other Bench.
In his anticipatory bail utility operating into greater than 280 pages, Saini had submitted that the courtroom of Mohali Additional Sessions Judge Monika Goyal initially granted bail to the petitioner. Four extra cops have been subsequently granted bail and the character of allegations have been thought of in each orders.
But Mohali Additional Sessions Judge Rajnish Garg, whereas deciding the applying for bail after addition of homicide offence beneath Section 302 of the IPC, reviewed the discovering in addition to the observations recorded by Judge Monika Goyal in her earlier order dated May 11 on each rely.
This, his counsel HS Deol submitted, was impermissible in regulation. He submitted the one purpose given by the presiding officer was that the current bail utility has been “filed after addition of offence under Section 302 of the IPC as certain more evidence has been collected by the investigating agency”.