The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom (HC), whereas listening to the anticipatory bail plea of then media adviser to former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, directed Chahal to seem earlier than the Inquiry Officer (IO) inside two weeks or a date to be mounted by the IO or the committee. Chahal is going through investigation in a disproportionate belongings case and the IO is inquiring his two properties as a part of the case.
Issuing discover of movement to Punjab, Bench of Justice Raj Mohan Singh made it clear that an inquiry report, if any finalised, could be not given impact to. The order by Justice Raj Mohan Singh will stay in operation at the very least until the following date of listening to, which is July 19. Chahal’s counsel — senior advocate RS Cheema and advocate KS Nalwa — contended earlier than the HC that the petitioner was victimised on a number of events and he efficiently got here out of these accusations by exercising his authorized rights. Now an inquiry dated November 24, 2022, is pending and the inquiry is being carried out by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau. The mentioned inquiry is in respect of two properties, specifically a wedding palace on Patiala-Fatehgarh Sahib Street in Fatehgarh Sahib and development of a industrial web site on Nabha Street, Patiala.
Chahal’s counsel additional submitted that there’s a particular contemplation of arrest of the petitioner and initiation of an inquiry is simply an eye fixed wash and the identical is meant to safe presence of the petitioner with a view to frustrate his authorized proper of in search of anticipatory bail. The counsel in reply controverted the stand of the petitioner on the premise that the evaluation proceedings haven’t been culminated for need of presence of the petitioner as he didn’t cooperate regardless of repeated notices. The evaluation of the wedding palace couldn’t be completed due to the absence of the petitioner. In case of the industrial web site, just some evaluation has been made and remaining is but to be completed.