Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to intervene with the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court granting bail to Congress chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira in a 2015 drug smuggling case.

A bench, headed by Justice Bela M. Trivedi, dismissed the particular go away petition filed by the Punjab authorities in opposition to the choice handed by the High Court on January 4.

In its order, the High Court had granted bail to Bholath MLA saying that Khaira can’t be mentioned to be prima facie responsible for any allegations.

A bench of Justice Anoop Chitkara of the HC had, nevertheless, clarified that its order granting bail is not going to restrict or limit the rights of the police or the investigating company from additional investigation as per regulation.

Khaira, a former Leader of Opposition, was initially neither named nor prosecuted within the FIR, however his function surfaced throughout an additional investigation performed by a brand new Special Investigation Team.

The SIT claimed that they’ve collected enough proof that prima facie factors in the direction of Khaira’s dealings with the medication commerce and the worldwide mafia working on the Pakistan border.

Khaira was arrested on September 28, 2023. In his defence, Khaira claimed that he had been arrested as a result of he parted methods with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and his arrest is a regime revenge by fabricating, padding, and creating false proof.

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