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US court dismisses case against CM

chandigarh Updated: Nov 27, 2013 23:56 IST
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A US court of appeals has dismissed the case filed by a rights body based in New York, 'Sikhs for Justice', against Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.


Stating this here on Wednesday, a spokesperson of the chief minister's office said circuit judges Posner, Rovner and Williams while pronouncing the judgment on November 26 ordered to dismiss the petition filed by this organisation.

It may be recalled that the appeal was filed by the 'Sikhs for Justice' after the United States district court of Eastern district of Wisconsin had dismissed the case filed by 'Sikhs for Justice', Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) led by Simranjit Singh Mann and others on August 8, 2012, when the chief minister was on a visit to Wisconsin to mourn the death of seven Sikhs in a shootout tragedy.

District judge Lynn Adelman while pronouncing the judgment had ordered to dismiss the petition filed by these organisations for failure to effectuate service.

The plaintiff had alleged that they had served summons on Badal on August 9, 2012, at Oak Creek High School during a function organised by department of justice, US government.

To the contrary, the chief minister never visited that school on August 9, 2012, and was visiting the State Fair George Watts Store and Bolter Store.