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Allegation against Hisar MP; CBI probe sought

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Chandigarh, May 5 (UNI) The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to the Congress MP Jai Prakash from Hisar, Haryana Home Secretary, the CBI Director, the Haryana Police chief, amongst others for July ten in a land dispute case.

The notices were issued by Justice Rajive Bhalla while hearing a writ petition which sought a CBI probe into the entire case of land dispute, in which the petitioner has stated that he was being threatened by the Congress MP and some senior officers for not vacating the land.

A probe by the CBI has been prayed in a writ petition wherein the allegations of threatening the petitioner by the Congress MP from Hisar have been levelled in connection with a piece of land.

The petitioner, Hari Ram Bishnoi of Beer Chikanwas village in Hisar district, had moved the high court a few days back seeking judicial intervention in a case where influential individuals including the Hisar MP, village Sarpanch Avtar Singh and some district level officers were allegedly harassing him to vacate the land measuring 124 kanal and 12 marlas, which was being cultivated by him and his family for more than four decades now.

Justice M M Aggarwal had then issued notices among others to Jai Prakash and the Hisar district police chief to respond to the points raised in the petition.

Following the media reports about the high court notice, the petitioner alleged he had been receiving threats to his life for not vacating his land in question.

While seeking a CBI probe into the entire episode, Mr Bishnoi has also alleged that since he happened to be a supporter of former chief minister Bhajan Lal, the present regime was harassing him. It was in this context that he felt that the state police would not be able to investigate the matter in an impartial manner, his counsel said. He has also sought directions to provide protection to him and his family.

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