The Punjab and Haryana High Court has put a stay on the Hoshiarpur court's orders to summon Punjab education minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) secretary, Daljeet Singh Cheema, in a case of forgery filed against Akali leaders in 2009 for having two constitutions of the SAD party. Cheema's petition challenging the Hoshiarpur court's orders came up for hearing before the court headed by Justice Amol Rattan Singh on Monday.
The case in the Hoshiarpur court was filed by Socialist Party (India) vice president Balwant Singh Khera against SAD and the Hoshiarpur court had directed Cheema on August 6 to ensure his presence in the court on August 28 along with concerned records. Khera had alleged in his petition that the SAD had committed forgery by keeping two contradictory constitutions, one that it had submitted with the Gurdwara Election Commission and the other with the Election Commission of India (ECI).
The Hoshiarpur additional sessions judge's court had dismissed Cheema's revision petition against the summoning orders earlier.
Other SAD members who had been made parties in the case by Khera are SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, secretary general Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and district president Surinder Singh.
The case will now come up for hearing in the high court on October 13.