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Another letter, another suo-moto and yet another notice to Badals on Orbit, assets

July 4, 2015 | By

Chandigarh: Taking up yet another letter sent by an unidentified ‘sufferer’ against Punjab’s ruling Badal family, the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued notice of motion to Punjab government and the Badals. The sender of the letter, that was taken as petition by a division bench comprising Justice Hemant Gupta and Lisa Gill, has reportedly sought CBI probe against the Badal family for accumulating massive wealth at the cost of state.

“Badals (All i.e. PS Badal, Sukhbir Badal and Harsimrat) have amazed (sic) wealth at the cost of state and hence it is a clear cut case to eb inquired by CBI,” reads the letter that came up for hearing on Friday before the High Court.

Parkash Badal (L), Harsimrat Badal (C) and Sukhbir Badal (R) [File Photo]

Parkash Badal (L), Harsimrat Badal (C) and Sukhbir Badal (R) [File Photo]

The petitioner who also mentions upcoming Hotel of Sukhbir Badal near Chandigarh seeks jail for Badals while terming their case as ‘more serious’ than that of Jayalalithaa of Tamil Nadu.

The petitioner has alleged that out of 192 buses which ply between Bathinda to Barnala, 57 are of Badals. He said that Orbit buses are enjoying maximum time of 20 to 25 minutes at every bus stand as against 3 to 5 minutes and these buses do not even pay parking fee at bus stands. The petitioner also alleged that many Orbit buses have no valid permit.

The division bench of High Court has put Punjab government on notice. The government is asked to reply by July 30. The bench of Justice Hemant Gupta and Lisa Gill is already hearing the Moga Orbit bus molestation case.

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