RTIFED News PIL SEEKING INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF OFFENDERS FOR PUBLISHING ADVERTISEMENTS IN NEWSPAPERS FOR NEGOTIATING KIDNEY TRANSFERS, DISPOSED BY HIGH COURT
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13 FEBRUARY 2012
The PIL field by Sonu Maheswari, a social activist of Bathinda, seeking in-depth investigation and prosecution of offenders who had published advertisement in a vernacular Daily Newspaper for offering kidney, came up for resumed hearing before the HC Bench Comprising CJ Ranjan Gagoi and Justice Mahesh Grover.
It is pertinent to submit that on 31 January last, the High Court Bench comprising Justice M.M. Kumar and Justice A.K. Mittal had expressed dis-satisfaction at the contents of the written statement filed by SP, City Patiala, and had directed him to c0omplete investigation within one week for bringing the guilty to book.
In the status report filed before the High Court, today, Daljeet Singh, Superintendent of Police City Patiala stated that one accused Karnail Singh had been arrested and another accused Santokh Singh who is presently admitted in a hospital shall also be arrested as soon as he is released form the Hospital. In the status report, SSP, City Patiala, however, stated that at present no tangible material has been found against any other suspect and that the investigation is continuing.
The High Court noticed the contents of the status report, and observed that the FIR having been registered, and the matter having been investigated, no specific order with regard to the investigation is required to be issued, except that the respondent police authorities shall carry on the investigation in accordance with law and submit appropriate report before the Court. The Bench, however, observed that police will also examine whether it was a case of offering kidney to the needy or a case of requiring kidney. The Bench further observed that if the petitioner is not satisfied with the report submitted by police authorities in the Court, he shall be entitle to resort to any remedy available to him under Law.
– As reported by Advocate H.C. Arora, Counsel for Petitioner. He is president of RTIFED and Convemor of Action Group against Corruption (AGAC). He is a practicing Lawyer at Punjab & Haryana High Court at Chandigarh.
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