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SC Junks Majithia’s Plea for Quashing FIR Registered Under NDPS Act, Tells Him to Move High Court

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Shivani Thakur

Published on: May 11, 2022 at 16:02 IST

The Supreme Court refused to entertain Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia’s plea to cancel the First Information Report registered against him under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and was asked to instead approach 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, asked senior Counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing for the Petitioner.

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 First Information Report and for grant of bail” Justices Surya Kant and P S said.

He was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act on the basis of a 2018 Report of a Probe into a drugs racket operating in Punjab.

Majithia, contended that the Case against him ‘was blatantly political in nature’ and that the First Information Report was registered on December 20, 2021, concerning Offences of the period 2004-2015.

He was booked under Sections 25, 27A, 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.