2006 poll violence case: Proceedings resume against Sukhbir

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Faridkot
  • Updated: Jan 04, 2016 21:35 IST
Union cabinet minister of food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal & Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal worship in Bangla wali dharmshala in Bathinda on Monday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT Photo)

The court of judicial magistrate first class Satish Kumar on Monday allowed an application by the counsel of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, saying he be granted permission to go abroad.

The hearing in the case against Sukhbir and others resumed on Monday after the high court recently vacated the stay on the case.

The case relates to a poll violence that took place in Kotkapura in 1999 when Sukhbir had contested the parliamentary elections from Faridkot. The case against Sukhbir and others was registered on the Punjab and Haryana high court directions in 2006 after Naresh Sehgal, a Kotkapura resident, had approached the court.

The high court had stayed the case in 2008. The stay was vacated by a single-judge bench of Rajan Gupta on December 21 last year.

The court granted Sukhbir the permission to leave the country for a week.

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