In a major blow to Jalandhar senior deputy mayor Kamaljeet Singh Bhatia, a local court on Monday dismissed his revision petition challenging the summons issued by a lower court against him to face trial for offences such as trespass, theft and others.
The petition against Bhatia, four municipal corporation employees and three scrap dealers was filed by Jyoti Sarup, the owner of Oriental Tools Corporation at Basti Guzan.
In September 2013, a local court had instructed all the accused to face trial for offences punishable under sections 452 (trespass), 166 (public servant disobeying the law), 167 (public servant framing incorrect document), 427 (mischief), 382 (theft made after preparation), 511 (offences punishable up to life imprisonment), 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen properties), 414 (assisting in concealing stolen property), 201 (causing disappearance of evidences), 506 (criminal intimidation), 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapons), 149 (unlawful assembly) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code.
Bhatia had filed a review petition against court order in the sessions court.
However, the court of additional district and sessions judge HP Singh has allowed revision petition of former joint commissioner of municipal corporation Rahul Gupta in the case.
Jyoti Sarup had claimed that on October 25, 2010, Bhatia and seven others had opened the doors of his business establishment and removed iron gates by using welding arcs, took away hand tools and finished goods from the stock.