US Sikh group to serve Badal summons in India
New York: A US Sikh group has engaged a Washington firm to serve two US federal court summons on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on charges of human rights violations in India.
The New York based "Sikhs for Justice" (SFJ) had earlier offered $20,000 to anyone who could successfully serve the summons to Badal, who was expected to visit Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a wedding on July 5. SFJ said Monday it has retained the services of "Process Forwarding International" (PFI), a Washington based company to serve the summons on Badal in India.
A Milwaukee court had thrown out a lawsuit against Badal in May over conflicting reports about whether the person served with court papers was actually Badal. The federal court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has given SFJ until Oct 24 to serve the summons on Badal in a human rights violation lawsuit.
SFJ and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), headed by Simranjit Singh Mann, have filed the human rights case against Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal, the state's deputy chief minister, accusing them of overseeing and condoning the detention and torture of political prisoners.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
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