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High Court notice to Punjab Govt., Orbit Aviation in Moga molestation case; HC seeks details of all Govt. & private buses

May 7, 2015 | By

Chandigarh: A bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court today held hearing of suo-moto notice of Moga Orbit bus molestation case. The case was listed before the high court few days back but the bench hearing the matter had rescued itself from the case.

During today’s hearing the High Court issued notices to Orbit Aviation and the Punjab government. The High Court also directed the Punjab government to present details of Government -run buses, as well as details of buses run by the private owners along with their ownership patterns.

It may be recalled that on April 29 a teenage girl was pushed out of a running bus (belonging to Orbit Aviation) allegedly by the bus staff near Moga. They were reportedly push off the bus after they resisted to molestation bids by some miscreants and the bus conductor. The girl aged 13 years had died on the spot while his mother aged around 35 had received multiple injuries.

Photo Source: The Tribune, May 06, 2015.

Photo Source: The Tribune, May 06, 2015.

The high court had taken notice of a letter sent to the Chief justice of High Court by a common citizen. The high court had fixed May 04 as date of hearing in this matter, but the bench comprising justices Satish Kumar Mittal and Harinder Singh Sidhu had refused to hold hearing in this matter. The matter was today heard by a new HC bench.

It is pertinent to note here that the Orbit Aviation is owned by Punjab’s ruling Badal family. As per certain reports Badal family owns more than 230 buses run by Orbit Aviation, Dabwali Transport, Taj Travels and Indo Canadian.

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