Contempt petition against Navjot Singh Sidhu: Haryana AG fixes Nov 25 as next date of hearing

By Rajan Nath -- November 16, 2021 12:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

The Haryana AG has fixed November 25 as the next date of hearing in the criminal contempt petition case, which was filed against Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu by Punjab and Haryana High Court advocate Parampreet Bajwa on November 15.

Criminal contempt petition against Navjot Singh Sidhu has been filed before the Haryana AG office for his alleged “irresponsible and repeated” attacks on the Punjab and Haryana High Court over a major drug case.

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The Haryana AG marked a preliminary investigation into the case, which was listed for November 16, whereby the responding party was to file a reply.

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According to advocate Parampreet Bajwa’s petition, Navjot Singh Sidhu had made several remarks, and publications, including advance publications, about the drug case on Twitter.

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“The respondent (Navjot Singh Sidhu) has made a publication/advance publication in the form of his tweets about the same subject that is already pending before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, ie, the drug menace in Punjab,” reads the petition submitted by the advocate.

“If the respondent was genuinely interested in the matter, he ought to have joined the proceedings and raised all of the issues. On the contrary, he used a public platform like Twitter to announce his version and even judged the entire case that was pending before the court,” added advocate Bajwa.

-PTC News

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