It was on advocate Navkiran Singh’s petition last year that the High Court had on January 21, 2015 put a stay on Niranjan Singh’s transfer from Jalandhar to Kolkatta.An application filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked Assistant Director of Enforcement Directorate Niranjan Singh to explain why he has failed to complete investigation into Punjab’s multi-crore drug racket even after the High Court stayed his transfer in January last year.
The application moved Wednesday by advocate Navkiran Singh for petitioner organisation, Lawyers for Human Rights International, in the already pending bunch of petitions seeking fair probe into Punjab’s multi-core drug racket, has sought directions to the ED officer to submit status report in the case.
It was on advocate Navkiran Singh’s petition last year that the High Court had on January 21, 2015 put a stay on Niranjan Singh’s transfer from Jalandhar to Kolkatta since the court felt that it was not appropriate that the investigation officer should be transferred in the middle of the investigation of the case.“Now the situation is that even after a lapse of 18 months from the day when the transfer of Shri Niranjan Singh was stayed by this Hon’ble Court, he has not shown any speedy action in the matter to ensure that the high and mighty are dealt in accordance with law and if there is any evidence against them, then they should be brought to the book. The applicant-organisation apprehends that the investigation of ED is not moving in a fair manner and justice is not being met,” reads the application. The division bench headed by Justice Surya Kant has now kept it for hearing with the main case on September 7.
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