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Bikram Majithia plea against bail to AAP’s Sanjay Singh quashed

punjab Updated: Jun 13, 2016 22:34 IST
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Bikram Majithia

After Sanjay Singh secured bail on February 8 from a local court, Majithia on February 17 had sought the cancellation of these orders.(HT Photo)

In a setback to Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, judicial magistrate (first class) Jagjeet Singh has dismissed his plea for cancellation of bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state affairs in-charge Sanjay Singh in a criminal defamation case filed in January.

After Sanjay Singh secured bail on February 8 from a local court, Majithia on February 17 had sought the cancellation of these orders on the grounds that Sanjay Singh continued to accuse him of direct involvement in Punjab’s drug trade.

Defence counsel Himmat Singh Shergill submitted that the statements against Majithia “were of fact and no one could stop him from stating the facts”. “There is adequate evidence to corroborate Majithia’s involvement in the Jagdish Bhola synthetic drug racket in the light of the statements that three accused have recorded before the Enforcement Directorate (ED),” he submitted.