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Security To Abhey Chautala: Haryana Told To Examine

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Chandigarh, Apr 20 (UNI) The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Haryana government to ''entirely examine'' the issue of threat perception to former state assembly member Abhey Singh Chautala, the younger of the two sons of former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala.

The order by the court's division bench of Justice Viney Mittal and Justice Pritam Pal was given while disposing of the writ petition filed by Abhey Singh Chautala seeking directions to restore the security cover which had been withdrawn by the present Congress regime.

In this context, he had among others mentioned the names of Uttar Pradesh legislator Mukhtar Ansari and Bihar leader Shahabuddin from whom he was apprehending threat to his life. The court had earlier asked him to represent the case first to the state government. He approached the court again after the representation to restore security had been rejected by the authorities.

In response to his plea, the Haryana government had submitted in the High Court that the matter had been examined by the high level committee concerned with security and it had reached the conclusion that there was no threat to the life of the petitioner.

However, the bench of Justices Mittal and Pal has directed the matter to be examined again by the committee which conducts a periodic review of security cover provided to various persons in the light of its own inputs and other available facts. The committee has been asked to take a decision in the matter within one month.

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