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Fazilka January 11, 2017: The district and Sessions Court Fazilka has allowed the petition of Shiv Lal Doda to contest election. Sources said he may file nomination papers on January 13. Doda is facing trial in the case of a dalit youth's murder and is presently lodged at the local jail here. He will be contesting Assembly election as an Independent candidate. A former Halka in-charge of Akali Dal and a liquor baron, he was recently in the news for the wrong reasons. During a raid, he was found holding kangaroo court inside Fazilka jail premises.
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