Anticipatory bail plea of Bibi Jagir Kaur dismissed

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Rupnagar, Sep 25 (UNI) Rupnagar Sessions Judge Rekha Mittal today dismissed the anticipatory bail application of former SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur against whom Anandpur Sahib Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate Jatinder Kaur had issued non bailable arrest warrants for her failure to appear in the court in connection with the case registered against her and 11 other Akali leaders for violating the prohibitory orders.

The court passed the orders after hearing the arguments of the Public Prosecutor Pradeep Mehta and defence counsels on the anticipatory bail application filed by Bibi Jagir Kaur few days back.

The defence counsels had argued that Bibi Jagir Kaur could not appear in the Anandpur Sahib court on the date of hearing of the case against her unintentionally and had noted down wrong dates of hearing.

On the other hand Public Prosecutor Pradeep Mehta opposed the bail plea of Bibi Jagir Kaur, saying that she had not even submitted any request for exemption from personal appearance in the court on July 2 and September 15.

It may be mentioned that Bibi Jagir Kaur and other Akali workers had been booked under section 188 of the IPC for violating the orders issued section 144 of CrPC by leading a jatha of Akali workers from Anandpur Sahib to Rupnagar districts courts where Mr Badal was to appear in connection with disproportionate assets case against him and others on December 1, 2003.

The trial of the case was going on in the court of Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Anandpur Sahib. Bibi had also failed to appear in Court during the hearing of the case on July 2 and the court had issued non bailable arrest warrants against her. She had also failed to appear in the court during the last hearing of the case on September 15.

UNI

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