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Drugs case: SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia surrenders in Mohali court

By Rajan Nath -- February 24, 2022 11:57 am -- Updated:February 24, 2022 11:57 am

Following a few days of relief granted by the Supreme Court, the Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Thursday surrendered before the Mohali court and applied for regular bail in the drugs case.

The Mohali Court gave permission to the SIT to investigate Bikram Majithia inside the court premises for one hour. The SIT is investigating the SAD leader in the presence of a lawyer. Ahead of Punjab Assembly elections 2022, the Supreme Court had granted protection from arrest to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia till February 23 in the drug case.

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Drugs case: SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia surrenders in Mohali court

A Bench of Chief Justice of India Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana and Justices AS Bopanna and Hima Kohli had asked Bikram Majithia to surrender before the trial court concerned on February 23 and apply for regular bail.

It also asked senior advocate P Chidambaram appearing for the Punjab government to advise the State that such cases are not filed before elections. The observation of the top court came when it told Punjab government about another anticipatory bail plea filed by an MLA who complained of FIR being registered ahead of elections.

Drugs case: SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia surrenders in Mohali court

It added, "We are in a democracy, at least allow them to file nomination." During the hearing, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing for Majithia argued that this is a classic case of political humiliation and vendetta.

Drugs case: SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia surrenders in Mohali court

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on January 24 had dismissed Majithia's anticipatory bail plea.

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