The City Headlines
Ludhiana, February 3
Lok Insaf Party President and candidate from Atam Nagar, Simarjit Singh Bains has got a major relief from the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Thursday put a stay on Simarjit Singh Bains’ arrest for seven days. Other than that the Supreme Court has also sought an answer from the Punjab government in the alleged rape case against Simarjit Singh Bains.
A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of Simarjit Singh Bains. Earlier, the court had given him relief for three days. MLA Bains is contesting from Atam Nagar this time also. He also filed the nomination papers online.
The victim woman has filed a petition in the High Court for the arrest of MLA Simarjit Singh Bains and other accused. The regular hearing of the petition is also going on.
Simarjit Singh Bains had moved to the Supreme Court and now, the apex court has given him a relief for a week.
In this case, the victim first filed a complaint to the Police Commissioner on November 16, 2020 against MLAs Simarjit Singh Bains, Kamaljit Singh, Baljinder Kaur, Jasbir Kaur alias Bhabhi, Sukhchain Singh, Paramjit Singh alias Pamma and Gogi Sharma.
She had put allegations of molestation and sexual harassment against Simarjit Singh Bains. Further, she alleged that the police did not take any action on her complaint. Eventually, the victim took to the local court.
On 7 July 2021, the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Harsimran Jeet Singh had ordered the police to register an FIR in the matter. However, MLA Bains challenged these orders in the Punjab Haryana High Court.
The woman, who accused MLA Simarjit Singh Bains, has been protesting for the last 8 months outside the Police Commissioner’s office, demanding the arrest of Simarjit Singh Bains.