Sect asks HC to put cremation order on hold

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 04, 2014 22:18 IST

The Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) has moved the Punjab and Haryana high court, asking it to put its December 1 order regarding sect head Ashutosh’s cremation in abeyance for one month. The petition is likely to be taken up by the HC on Friday.

Narinder Singh, who has filed the petition on behalf of the DJJS -- based at Nurmahal (Jalandhar) – said they wanted to challenge the single-judge order before the double bench, which would require “strenuous efforts’ and “some reasonable time”, thus the December 1 order be put in abeyance for 30 days.

The high court had on Monday (December 1) constituted a committee headed by the Jalandhar district magistrate and directed it to carry out the last rites of Ashutosh within 15 days. The HC had also directed the Punjab chief secretary; principal secretary, home; secretary, health; secretary, local bodies; and director general of police to supervise the compliance of the court order.

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