The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday summoned case diaries of first information report (FIR) registered by the Ludhiana police for the attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale in May 2016.
The bench of justice Fatehdeep Singh summoned the case diaries following the counsels of Sikh preacher and other petitioners alleged that due to influence of political leadership, police were not carrying out investigation properly.
During the hearing on Monday, the media was barred from attending proceedings of the case and were asked by the court to vacate the courtroom when the hearing began. The lawyers later told the media that they had also informed the court about threats being received by the counsels of petitions from unknown persons.
Later, the counsels said the court had also been told that in the statements given to police a number of witnesses had deposed against Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal’s head Harnam Singh Dhumma and some of his associates, but police had not even tried to quiz them.
On the last date of hearing, police had told court that it had established role of 14 persons in the attack and all of them had already been arrested.