HC notice to IPS officer and two other people regarding Sumedh Saini’s plea

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The High Court of Punjab and Haryana on Friday issued notices to IPS agent BK Uppal and two others regarding a petition filed by former Punjabi DGP Sumedh Singh Saini requesting the opening of contempt of court proceedings against officers of the vigilance office for unlawfully detaining him in violation of the orders of the High Court.

Saini, through his lawyer SPS attorney Sidhu, alleged that it was on the state government’s political agenda to arrest and humiliate him to gain political momentum during the of the next legislative elections in Punjab.

Saini argued that his 30-hour detention by the vigilance bureau had previously been ruled illegal by Judge Arun Kumar Tyagi while allowing a habeas corpus petition filed by his wife Shobha.
“The applicant remained in the illegal custody of Harvinder Pal Singh, investigator in two FIRs registered against him, from 8:08 pm on August 18 to 2 am on August 20, which lasted more than 30 hours. He was released on the basis of the order issued by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana on August 20 at 2 a.m. It was a political program of the state government to arrest and humiliate Sumedh Saini in order to gain political momentum in the upcoming legislative elections in Punjab, ”the petition states.

It was further added that all offenders were aware of the orders made by the High Court, granting protection from arrest to Saini and knowingly, knowingly, willfully and knowingly violated the same as was clear from the facts and circumstances. They were as such subject to prosecution under the provisions of the Contempt of Court Act and appropriately punished for it.


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