MOGA INCIDENT: HC NOTICE TO PUNJAB GOVT, BADAL’S TRANSPORT COMPANY

CHANDIGARH (TIP): Taking suo motu cognizance of Moga incident in which a teenaged girl died after being molested and thrown off a moving bus, the Punjab and Haryana high court on May 7 issued notice to the chief secretary Punjab, DGP and the owners of the bus, Orbit Aviation company.

While issuing notice to the state authorities and the company, division bench comprising Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice Lisa Gil has also appointed advocate HC Arora and Rajvinder Singh Bains as amicus curiae in the case to assist the court in the matter.

The bench, however, refused to entertain the plea of Aam Adami Party Punjab who wanted to become a party in the matter.

The matter reached the high court through a letter written by some senior citizen seeking high court’s intervention in the issue.

The applicant in this case has also referred to a large number of media reports along with his letter.

The victim and her mother were allegedly pushed out a moving Orbit Aviation bus, which is owned by the family of state chief minister Prakash Singh Badal.

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