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Sehajdhari case: Punjab and Haryana HC dismisses SGPC petition

13.9.2011 (UNI) The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a plea by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) seeking prosecution of former Advocate General Harbhagwan Singh for providing false evidence in the court in the case relating to Sehajdhari Sikhs’ demand for voting rights in the SGPC elections.

The full bench of the court, comprising Justices M M Kumar, Alok Singh and Gurdev Singh, also fixed September 20 as the next date for hearing.

On September 1, Mr Harbhagwan Singh had told the High Court that he had received instructions from the Centre that the notification debarring Sehajdhari Sikhs from voting in the SGPC elections was being withdrawn. However, the Centre later clarified that no such decision had been taken.

The application, filed by the SGPC, had demanded initiation of criminal proceedings against Harbhagwan Singh and ‘his alleged co-conspirators for providing false evidence and criminal conspiracy.’ On September 6, the court had suspended its September 1 ruling allowing Sehajdharis (non-baptised Sikhs) to exercise franchise in the Sept 18 SGPC elections following a petition by the Centre seeking recall of the order. UNI

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