A U.S. court has dismissed an alleged human rights violation case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, saying the New York-based Sikh group never physically served the summons on him.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in its order upheld the decision that Sikh for Justice (SFJ) did not effectuate service of the Federal Court summons on Badal.

Rights group SFJ and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) headed by Simranjit Singh Mann, will now file a “Motion To Remand” the case to District Court to establish that alternative service of summons through Hague has been accomplished on Mr. Badal, a media release said.

The statement came after Court of Appeals dismissed the case that Mr. Badal was personally served with Federal Court summons at Oak Creek High School on August 9 as claimed by SFJ.

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