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Drug trafficking case: SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia granted protection from arrest until February 23 | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday granted protection from arrest to SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia, charged in a drug trafficking case, until February 23. This allows him to stand for election and continue his campaign.
Assembly elections in Punjab are scheduled for February 20.
The Supreme Court also mentioned an early bail plea by another MP, who complained about the registration of the FIR before the election. The court told the Punjab government: “We are in a democracy. At least allow candidates to submit their candidacy and stand for election. Suddenly, FIRs are recorded.
Meanwhile, Punjab government lawyer P Chidambaram said: “Punjab today is sinking under drug trafficking. Unless we (Punjab government) send a message (through the Majithia case by arresting him for questioning) and we take severe action, the future of Punjab will be damned.”
The Supreme Court has asked Chidambaram to tell the Congress government led by Charanjit Singh Channi that it should not make its pre-election actions appear vindictive.
Majithia’s lawyer, M Rohatgi, meanwhile mentioned that after six years of in-depth investigations, nothing has been found against the head of the SAD.