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Former Punjab Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot gets interim bail to attend poll campaigning

Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered Sadhu Singh Dharamsot to surrender by 12 noon on June 6

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- May 14th 2024 05:14 PM
Former Punjab Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot gets interim bail to attend poll campaigning

Former Punjab Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot gets interim bail to attend poll campaigning

PTC Web Desk: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday granted interim bail to former Punjab Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot until June 5 to participate in campaigning in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. It also comes close on the heels of interim bail granted to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who had been jailed in the Delhi excise policy case. 

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered Sadhu Singh Dharamsot to surrender by 12 noon on June 6. He has also been told submit a bail bond of Rs  50,000 and is prohibited from leaving the country without permission from the court.


During the argument, Dharamsot's lawyer referred to the interim bail granted to Arvind Kejriwal by the Supreme Court for election campaigning. Dharamsot is facing charges related to possession of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, for which he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in January.


As per the allegations against Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, during his tenure as Forest Minister from March 2016 to March 2022, his income was Rs 2.37 crore, while expenses amounted to Rs 8.76 crore. The investigation is ongoing to determine the sources of these expenses. Dharamsot was arrested by the ED on allegations of non-cooperation in the investigation. He had appealed to the High Court for bail in this matter, prompting the court to issue a notice to the ED for a response.

- With inputs from our correspondent

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