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HC grants interim stay on anticipatory bail plea by Sangat Singh Gilzian

By Jasleen Kaur -- July 18, 2022 4:20 pm -- Updated:July 18, 2022 4:20 pm

Mohali, July 18: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday granted an interim stay on the anticipatory bail petition filed by former Punjab Forest Minister Sangat Singh Gilzian, claiming that "he has been named as an accused in a corruption case out of political vendetta". Justice Lisa Gill has fixed the case for July 25.

Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring took to Twitter hailing the decision of the Punjab and Haryana Court. "I welcome bail to our colleague, Sangat Singh Gilzian by Hon Punjab and Haryana High Court. No matter the extent of vendetta resorted to by  AAPPunjab govt, eventually, law of land will prevail," Raja Warring Twitted.

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HC stays Sangat Singh Gilzian's arrest till July 25; seeks status report from Punjab

The High Court has stayed his arrest till July 25, besides seeking a status report from the Punjab Government. Earlier, the Mohali had dismissed the anticipatory bail application of former minister Sangat Singh Gilzian by terming the corruption charges against him of "serious nature”.

Prior to this, Gilzian had approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which did not gave him a relief related to the quashing of an FIR lodged against him.

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HC stays Sangat Singh Gilzian's arrest till July 25; seeks status report from Punjab

Recently, the Vigilance Bureau (VB) arrested Daljit Singh Gilzian, nephew of former Punjab Forest Minister Sangat Singh Gilzian, who allegedly acted as a middleman and collected "ill-gotten money" from contractors and also made money through illegal mining, purchase of tree guards, transfers, issuance of permits for felling of khair trees and construction of slip roads for commercial establishments near highways.

-PTC News with agency inputs 

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