Kathua/Jammu, October 20
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann has moved a Jammu and Kashmir court to challenge the adminstration’s order denying him entry into the Union territory, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Mann has been sitting on a protest in Lakhanpur for three consecutive nights against the administration’s decision. Thursday is the fourth day of the protest.
The MP from Sangrur in Punjab was stopped on orders of Kathua District Magistrate Rahul Pandey on Monday evening, leading to the protest by the politician and his supporters.
In his order issued under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), Pandey said it had been brought to his notice by the senior superintendent of police that Mann was scheduled to enter Jammu and Kashmir and his visit was likely to cause “disturbance in public tranquility”.