April 4, 2012 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh, Punjab (April 03, 2012): As per media reports, taking up a petition filed in public interest for removal of Sumedh Singh Saini from the post of Punjab Director-General of Police, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the petitioner-NGO “Voices for Freedom” to prove its locus standi on the issue.
“As the matter came up for hearing, the Division Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Mahesh Grover asked the petitioner to inform the court about the initiatives taken by it so far in public interest”, reports “The Tribune”.
The Bench has fixed April 17, 2012 as the next date of hearing on the petition, without taking cognizance of it.
The petition against the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Punjab Home Department, Sumedh Singh Saini and the CBI, has been filed by Voice for Freedom through its director Simranjit Singh.
A resident of Mohali and a lawyer at the High Court here, Simranjit Singh is seeking directions for quashing Saini’s appointment as DGP on the grounds that it is in violation of the Supreme Court directions and against the spirit of the Punjab Police Act.
The petitioner has referred to the recent decision of the Karnataka High Court, setting aside the appointment of the state DGP.
It is notable that Sumedh Saini was involved I mass level human rights violations in Punjab and is supposed to have been rewarded by Indian state for accomplishing devil task at the State’s behest.