Amarinder's plea on foreign trip adjourned to Oct 1

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Chandigarh, Sep 27 (UNI) Punjab and Haryana High Court today adjourned the hearing to October 1 on the plea of the former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh for grant of permission to visit Dubai and Britain.

This was done to enable the counsel for the petitioner to seek instructions about the exact date for undertaking the visit.

Capt Amarinder Singh has sought permission for going to Dubai to study investment prospects in view of the relaxed conditions by the union government about making investment upto one lakh US dollars per financial year, while he needed to go to Britain for medical check up.

To the questions posed by Justice Ranjit Singh, the counsel conceded that no date had yet been given by the Britain-based doctor so far, but the permission was sought in anticipation of the same.

Justice Singh observed that he was inclined to issue a single order in regard to foreign trip and as such it would be only in the interest of the petitioner to specify dates for visiting the two countries in a single trip.

However, in a related development before the same bench, the arguments were inconclusive on Amarinder Singh's plea for grant of a blanket bail or a notice of 10 days for any future case that might be registered against him by the Punjab police or the Vigilance Bureau.

The hearing would be resumed on October 3. The Punjab government has opposed giving blanket bail to the petitioner arguing it was not desirable.


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