High court reserves judgment in Bhadaur MLA Sadiq election case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 21, 2015 22:23 IST

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday reserved its judgment in the 2012 election of Congress MLA Mohammad Sadiq from Bhadaur (reserved) assembly constituency in Punjab.

His election was challenged by the principal secretary to the Punjab chief minister, Darbara Singh Guru, SAD-BJP candidate from the seat.

Guru had challenged the election on the grounds that someone not belonging to Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist religions could not claim the benefit of the reserved quota as Sadiq had done.

Sadiq had maintained that he had converted to Sikhism. He had maintained that though his mother Prasanni Devi was a Muslim, he never professed Islam and had always professed Sikhism and was a scheduled caste.

Sadiq had won the election against Guru in the assembly election of 2012 on a Congress ticket.

The bench of justice NK Sanghi reserved the judgment on Wednesday following the conclusion of arguments.

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