Amid tight safety, president of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Sukhbir Badal Wednesday appeared earlier than a trial court docket in Hoshiarpur to hunt anticipatory bail in a case of ‘twin Structure’ in opposition to his social gathering.
Sukhbir was granted bail after he furnished a private bail bond of Rs 1 lakh and native Akali chief Lali Bajwa stood as a surety. Resulting from excessive safety, the conventional functioning of the district court docket was hampered.
The trial court docket additionally mounted the subsequent date of listening to on September 28, awaiting the unique file of the case from the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket.
Earlier on September 2, an interim anticipatory bail was granted to Sukhbir and Further Session Decide Jatinder Pal Singh Khurmi had directed him to give up within the trial court docket on or earlier than September 13 and had stated in case of his doing so, he can be launched on interim bail.
Following this, Sukhbir appeared and furnished a private bail bond. His advocates appealed for exemption from private look within the court docket on the subsequent listening to however the court docket requested them to maneuver a plea on this on the identical day.
After Sukhbir, senior Badal and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is the one one but to use for a bail. Akali Dal Spokesperson Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema has already been granted bail.
The case of twin structure in opposition to SAD was filed by Malta Boat Tragedy Mission Chairman and Nationwide Vice-President of Socialist Get together Balwant Singh Khera.
Whereas SAD was represented by three advocates — D S Sobti, H S Dhami and Arshdeep Kaler — the complainant is represented by advocates Hitesh Puri and B S Riar.
Puri stated, “This case is predicated on implacable proof and its character is unbreachable.”
Earlier on August 27, the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket had rejected a petition filed by SAD in opposition to the proceedings of the Hoshiarpur Court docket that had summoned Sukhbir, Parkash and Daljeet.
A prison criticism was filed underneath Sections 420,465,466, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of IPC in 2009.
Khera stated his solely level on this case is that SAD will not be a secular social gathering as per the Structure of India because it has two separate Constitutions — one submitted to the Gurdwara Election Fee and the opposite to the Election Fee of India — contents of that are opposite to one another.
Khera stated SAD had registered itself as a secular social gathering with ECI nevertheless it has been collaborating within the spiritual physique Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections.
“Within the 12 months 1989, when an modification was made within the Illustration of Individuals Act, 1950, a declaration underneath Part 29-A of the stated Act was sought from all of the political events within the type of memorandum that the principles and rules of any such social gathering shall bear true religion and allegiance to the Structure of India and to the ideas of Socialism, Secularism and Democracy and would additionally uphold the Sovereignty, unity and Integrity of India. Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) submitted a memorandum to the Election Fee of India within the 12 months 1989 during which they declared that they undertake the Structure of Shiromani Akali Dal and likewise declared that they shall adhere to the stated provision of Part 29-A of the Individuals Illustration Act, 1950, whereas no such modification was made within the unique Structure of Akali Dal which isn’t secular in nature,” Khera had stated within the criticism filed within the court docket.