Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana high court marked a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into a case of cheating, adulteration of food or drink intended for ale and under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, after the seizure of two milk tankers.
Kulbir Singh, petitioner, who was accused in the case pleaded before the court that the ‘false’ case against him was registered at Moga at the behest of Punjab agriculture minister Tota Singh. Following the allegations the court has transferred the case to CBI to investigate the role of Tota Singh and his son Makhan Singh. Petitioner’s lawyer ML Saggar said the FIR was registered against Kulbir and some other persons on March 24, 2014, for cheating, adulteration of food or drink intended for sale and under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, after the seizure of two milk tankers claimed to have been of Kulbir.
“The local police had filed a challan but a concurrent report prepared by the Moga chief judicial magistrate (CJM) following the high court orders presented a contrary picture, which became the basis of transfer of the probe from Punjab Police to the CBI,” Saggar added. The proceedings in trial court on the FIR have been stayed and Punjab Police have been asked to hand over the record by May 31. According to the petition, the FIR was a result of “political vendetta”. Kulbir wanted to contest the elections, but he and his supporters were pushed out of the election venue by the cops of Fatehgarh Panjtoor in Moga, and the doors were shut on them.
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