The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday adjourned hearing on a petition seeking Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the murder of Namdhari sect matriarch Chand Kaur.
The matter could not be taken up due to paucity of time. The Punjab government had to file its response on a petition by a Ludhiana follower, Sukhdev Singh, who had moved the high court seeking the CBI probe in May.
On September 16 , the government had confirmed to the media that the Centre had been requested to hand over the probe to the CBI.
Chand Kaur, 88, was shot dead on April 4 by two unidentified bike-borne men at the Bhaini Sahib, headquarters of the Namdhari sect, near Ludhiana. The probe was conducted by a special investigation team (SIT) but it failed to crack the case.