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HC disposes Deol’s plea seeking security


HC disposes Deol’s plea seeking security

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 17  

Barely 48 hours before polls, actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol today moved the High Court for deployment of paramilitary forces to meet any eventuality. His plea was disposed of by a Division Bench after the Election Commission claimed action had already been taken in the matter.

Taking on record the ECI’s statement through its counsel Namit Kumar, the Bench of Justice Daya Chaudhary and Justice Sudhir Mittal asserted: “In view of the action taken by the respondents, no further direction is required to be issued in this petition and the present petition is disposed of accordingly”.

Sunny Deol had through his counsel Pankaj Jain sought directions to the ECI and another respondent to declare Gurdaspur constituency as super sensitive “being prone to violence”.

Describing Gurdaspur as a border seat, Jain contended that it had witnessed poll violence during the panchayat polls in December, 2018. Also, it was a prestigious constituency as the petitioner was a popular figure contesting elections against the state Congress president. The Bench was told that a detailed representation through mail was sent on May 14. But action was not taken.

The Bench issued notice of motion to the ECI and the other respondent for post-lunch session. On asking of the Court, Namit Kumar and Additional Solicitor-General of India Satya Pal Jain accepted the notice.

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