HP High Court allows govt to withdraw revision petition

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Shimla, Jan 7 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh High Court today allowed the new state government to withdraw its revision petition against the orders of Shimla Special Judge on the prosecution of state's controversial ADGP B S Thind.

In its order, the court, however, allowed the ADGP to file a revision petition in his individual capacity after it allowed the government to withdraw the petition.

The previous Congress government had filed the petition against the orders of the Special Judge Shimla, who had dismissed the state government's application for the withdrawal of Mr Thind's prosecution.

The government, in its plea before the trial court, said since the prosecution's case was very weak and continuation of the trial would be of no use, it would be in public interest to withdraw it.

The Shimla Special Judge after going through the record rejected the application, saying it was convinced prima facie that a case existed against the state's ADGP following which the government filed a revision petition in the High Court.

The government in its submission before the court stated that order of the trial court suffered from ''martial illegality'' and prayed for its quashing.

The previous BJP government had registered a case against Mr Thind and three others under Sections 406, 409, 420, 467, 468, 471 of the IPC and under Section 13 (1) (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act.

He was accused of committing irregularities, while he was Managing Director of the Agro Packaging Limited from year 1993 to 1998.


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