The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Bikram Singh Majithia’s plea to quash the FIR registered towards him below the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and requested him to as a substitute manner the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
“Why should we entertain this petition and you have your full remedies? Can you not seek relief before the Punjab and Haryana High Court?” Justice D Y Chandrachud, presiding over a three-judge Bench, requested senior recommend Kapil Sibal, showing for the petitioner.
The senior recommend replied that the only choose had already taken a view within the topic and that it was once now ahead of the department Bench.
But the Bench, additionally comprising Justices Surya Kant and P S Narasimha, stated: “We are not inclined to entertaining the petition filed under Article 32. Petitioner is at liberty to move the division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking quashing of the FIR and for grant of bail.”
Ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls, the highest court docket had on January 31 safe him from arrest until February 23 within the case in order that he may adopt electioneering. It, alternatively, requested him to give up after the election and stated he may then search common bail.
He was once booked below the NDPS Act at the foundation of a 2018 file of a probe into a medication racket working in Punjab. Majithia, alternatively, contended that the case towards him “was blatantly political in nature” and that the FIR was once registered on December 20, 2021, regarding offences of the length 2004-2015.
He was once booked below Sections 25 (punishment for permitting one’s premises for its use for the fee of an offence), 27A (for financing sale, acquire, manufacturing, manufacture, ownership, transportation, use or intake, import, and export or any act touching on narcotics) and 29 (abetting or plotting an offence) of the NDPS Act.