December 1, 2014 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court is likely to pronounce its judgment in the controversial Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan case involving the ‘life status’ of it’s head Ashutosh on December 01. The Punjab police has beefed up security around the dera premises in Noormehal.
Additional force has been called from Hoshiarpur and police authorities in other neighbouring districts have been already told to be ready in case of an emergency.
Controversial godman and dera Noormehal chief Ashutosh had died under victorious circumstances on January 29. Media reports say that doctors confirmed his death saying he was ‘clinically dead’ but the DJJS management maintained that Ashutosh was in Smadhi ‘deep meditation’ and he could return to life. His body was placed in freezer.
Controversial godman was in close proximity of India’s ruling party Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Hindutva forces. Ashutosh and his Noormehal based Divya Jyoti Jagran Sansthan (DJJS) remained engaged in anti-Sikh activities and Punjab government led by Congress party CM Amrinder Singh had imposed ban on dera activities in Punjab. Ban was lifted from dera activities by Punjab government when Badal-BJP resumed power in state.
After hearing various sides, the court of Justice MMS Bedi had on October 29 reserved the judgement. The court had earlier also made it clear that the body could not be kept without cremation and the government should not sit over the matter.
Ashutosh’s son Mahesh Kumar Jha had subsequently filed an application in the Punjab and Haryana High Court offering himself for a DNA test to establish his parentage. With the pronouncement scheduled for Monday (Dec. 01) in the supplementary cause list of the court, this aspect is also likely to be covered in the today’s pronouncement.
Phillaur SDM Jasvir Singh said that he had not yet got any directions. “We will wait for the judgment to come before taking any step,” he said. SSP (Rural) Narinder Bhargav too gave a similar statement: “Let the judgment come”.
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