Amritsar improvement trust case adjourned
Accusing the Punjab Vigilance Bureau of bias, Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh sought adjournment of the hearing in the Amritsar improvement trust case in wake of the transfer application pending with the Punjab and Haryana high court.Updated: Sep 01, 2012 22:18 IST
Accusing the Punjab Vigilance Bureau of bias, Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh sought adjournment of the hearing in the Amritsar improvement trust case in wake of the transfer application pending with the Punjab and Haryana high court.
During the resumed hearing of the case on Saturday, the counsel of the Congress leader moved an application, seeking adjournment.
Additional district and sessions judge Rajinder Aggarwal deferred the hearing till September 14. The court, however, clarified that no further adjournments would be given in the case.
"We moved an application for adjournment, saying that a request seeking transfer of the case outside Punjab is pending with the high court thus the case should be adjourned," said advocate Ramdeep Partap Singh.
He added, "The adjournment application had reproduced observation of the court against the vigilance bureau in the order acquitting the Badal family in a corruption case last year. How can we expect justice from such a prosecuting agency, therefore we have sought transfer of the case in the interest of justice."
Amarinder, former local government minister Chaudhry Jagjit Singh and other accused appeared in the court here in connection with the hearing of the case, which was registered by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau in September 2008.
The case was registered following a report of the Vidhan Sabha committee, which had indicted several persons, including Amarinder and Jagjit Singh, for having caused a loss of Rs 130 crore to the state exchequer.