Chandigarh: The new division bench of justice SS Saron and justice Ramendra Jain on Thursday adjourned the hearing in the Jagdish Bhola drug racket case to July 9.
During the resumed hearing in the Punjab and Haryana high court, when the petitions related to the case were taken up, the division bench initially adjourned the hearing to May 21. But after some counsels approached the bench again, seeking another date, the bench posted the matter for July 9, observing in the open court that it needed time to study the matter. The HC will remain closed for nearly the whole of June for the summer vacation.
Earlier, the matter was being heard by the division bench of justice AK Mittal. During the previous hearing on May 6, Niranjan Singh, who is heading the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that is probing money laundering allegations in the drug racket case, had submitted a note on the evidence before the agency for summoning Punjab cabinet minister
Bikram Singh Majithia. The HC bench had also held discussions with various counsels about the case and Niranjan's transfer from Jalandhar to Kolkata, which was stayed by the high court in January.