High court asks Punjab to look into threat perception to a law officer

Published on Aug 09, 2022 03:32 AM IST

The court acted on the plea of Harsimran Sandhu, an assistant advocate general with Punjab’s AG office, who had demanded that adequate security be provided to him as he was receiving threats from different gangsters. He had told the court that he was a close friend of singer Sidhu Moose Wala, who was murdered in broad daylight on May 29.

The high court has sought response by October 14 and also stated that if any security has already been provided by the Punjab government, the same may not be withdrawn till the next date of hearing. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The high court has sought response by October 14 and also stated that if any security has already been provided by the Punjab government, the same may not be withdrawn till the next date of hearing. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
By, Chandigarh

The Punjab and Haryana high court (HC) has directed the Punjab government to look into the threat perception to a state’s law officer and if situation so warranted, provide him the security.

The court acted on the plea of Harsimran Sandhu, an assistant advocate general with Punjab’s AG office, who had demanded that adequate security be provided to him as he was receiving threats from different gangsters. He had told the court that he was a close friend of singer Sidhu Moose Wala, who was murdered in broad daylight on May 29. “There is imminent threat to his life but the authorities concerned have failed to take any action,” his lawyer and senior advocate, Bipan Ghai had told the court.

The court has sought response by October 14 and also stated that if any security has already been provided, the same may not be withdrawn till the next date of hearing.

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