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Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia gets interim bail in drugs case

Seeking anticipatory bail before the HC, Majithia, through his counsels, contended that to target him is one of the major election planks of the current government.

Shriomani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia was on Monday granted interim bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Majithia was booked by the Punjab Police for his alleged involvement in a drugs case. A case was registered under sections of NDPS Act against the SAD leader on December 20.

Seeking anticipatory bail before the HC, Majithia, through his counsels, contended that to target him is one of the major election planks of the current government.

“It is more than apparent that the present FIR has been registered against the petitioner keeping an eye on the forthcoming elections. The petitioner’s fundamental rights are at stake,” the petition read.

In the last hearing on January 5, the court had heard his plea for one-and-a-half hours but did not pass an order on interim protection and sought response from the Punjab government by January 10.

On December 24, a Mohali court had dismissed Majithia’s plea, observing that though his claims are of political vendetta but he himself was a powerful person in state politics till 2017 during the Shiromani Akali Dal’s rule.

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