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Hearing of petition challenging Sumedh Saini’s appointment deferred till December 05, 2012

November 9, 2012 | By

Chandigarh (November 09, 2012): It is learnt that the Punjab and Haryana High Court has deferred the hearing of a petition challenging appointment of Punjab police chief DGP Sumedh Saini, in wake of allegations of human rights violations and tendency of criminal trials against him, till December 5, 2012.

Previously on October 16, 2012 the court had dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the NGO, ‘Voice For Freedom’, stating that it does not have locus standi to file petition against appointment of Sumedh singh Saini as Punjab DGP.

But terming the issue as that of “substantial importance” the court had declared that it would pursue the case.

The case was scheduled to be heard by a bench headed by chief justice A. K. Sikri on November 08, 2012 but the hearing was deferred till December 05, 2012.

It is notable that the court had appointed senior Supreme Court advocate K. N. Balgopal and advocate Kuldeep Khandelwal as amicus curiae to assist court in this matter.

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