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Majithia wants Sidhu, wife booked for STF report leak

Senior Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia.

Senior Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia.  

‘Attempt to make a mockery of the judicial process’

Former Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Majithia on Monday demanded registration of a criminal case against Punjab’s Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu and his wife as well as their accomplices for releasing the report of the Special Task Force, which was submitted in a sealed cover to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

‘Criminal contempt’

Terming the leak of the STF report as the “gravest of criminal contempt”, the Akali leader said it is an attempt to make a mockery of the judicial process.

“It is unheard of that a report sealed on the orders of the high court has found its way into the hands of unauthorised persons with vested interests,” said Mr. Majithia.

Mr. Majithia also alleged that the STF chief, Harpreet Sidhu, had colluded in leaking the report. “He should clarify how if there was no collusion, the sealed report reached the Sidhu couple,” he said.

The SAD leader also said that all players in this episode needed to clarify as to what was the urgency, desperation or personal agenda behind releasing a report which was being monitored by the high court and on which the government was to submit a report after due perusal.

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