Chandigarh, July 11, 2019: SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and senior SAD leader and MLA Bikram Singh Majithia appeared before a Punjab and Haryana high court bench on Thursday in connection with a case filed by Justice Ranjit Singh (retd).
Both deposited Rs 1 lakh as personal bond each. The court said they can’t make fun of judicial process nor can they be allowed to destroy it. However, the court granted them bail.
The court said everyone has the right to speak but they should exercise restrain. The next date of hearing is August 21.
The case has its genesis in Sukhbir and Majithia’s alleged bad-mouthing the one-man commission of Justice Ranjit Singh, formed to look into incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab and the subsequent firing on Sikh protestors in 2015.
In the complaint made to the High Court, Ranjit Singh says the two leaders called his report a “pile of waste paper” and referred to Ranjit Singh as “injustice Ranjit Singh”.
The complaint also mentions that Sukhbir accused the former judge of acting in a ‘malicious manner’ and indulged in ‘cheating and forgery’ while preparing the report.