The Supreme Court on Friday issued a show-cause notice to secretary, Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana high court and others, on an appeal filed by Kuljit Kaur, NRI sister of former cricketer-turned-actor Yograj Singh. The SC has asked why a case filed by her on failure of the Panchkula police to register an FIR on her complaint of molestation not be transferred out of the HC.
The order comes after Kaur moved the SC, after hearing on a petition seeking action against Panchkula police was adjourned till February 27, 2015. In October this year, Kaur had moved the HC alleging that the Panchkula police were harassing her by not registering an FIR on her complaint regarding molestation charges against retired deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Ashanand Narang and his two advocate sons Sumit Narang and Sunil Narang, residents of Sector 2, Panchkula.
During a hearing on October 16, the bench of justice K Kannan recorded in his order that the behaviour of Saurav Khurana, representing the respondent party, and the secretary, Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, at the single bench, was ‘ill-becoming of a representative of the bar’ as he adopted ‘obstructive tactics’.
Khurana challenged the strictures against him before a division bench. The division bench comprising justices SK Mittal and Deepak Sibal fixed next date of hearing for February 12 and ordered “In the meanwhile, the learned single judge is requested to adjourn the case beyond the date fixed in this appeal (February 12, 2015).” Though the case came up for hearing before justice K Kannan later, but it was adjourned for Feb 27, 2015, following the division bench order.
“Issue notice to show-cause as to why the proceedings in CWP number 20631 of 2014 (Kuljit Kaur case) should not be transferred to any other high court,” the SC has asked giving four weeks time to respondents for reply further ordering that proceedings in LPA no. 1771 of 2014 (Saurav Khurana’s appeal) pending before the HC of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh shall remain stayed,” the SC said.
Kuljit Kaur, NRI sister former cricketer-turned-actor Yograj Singh, of had alleged that the Panchkula police had failed to register an FIR on her complaint regarding molestation charges against retired DSP Ashanand Narang and his two advocate sons Sumit Narang and Sunil Narang, residents of Sector 2, Panchkula. It was alleged that the accused molested the petitioner and her daughter Tanya on August 24 on a brawl over parking issue.