Punjab & Region

Bikram Majithia appears before SIT in NDPS case

Chandigarh, January 12

SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday appeared before the special investigation team probing the drugs case registered against him.

The move comes two days after Majithia was granted anticipatory bail by the high court in the matter.

“I have come here before 11 am to appear before the SIT,” Majithia told reporters outside the state crime branch at Mohali.

Majithia’s counsel Damanbir Singh Sobti said the former minister was ready to assist in every possible investigation.

“He today joined the investigation,” said Sobti.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday had directed the Shiromani Akali Dal leader to join the investigation on Wednesday at 11 am while granting him anticipatory bail in the matter.

The former Punjab minister was also asked not to leave the country till the next date of hearing and was further asked to share with the investigating agency his live location through WhatsApp.

Majithia (46), who was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act last month, had moved the high court seeking anticipatory bail after a Mohali court dismissed his pre-arrest bail plea on December 24.

Majithia, who made his first public appearance on Tuesday after registration of the NDPS case against him last month, had accused Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa of hatching a conspiracy against him.