The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday granted bail to Dalit labour activist Nodeep Kaur in an attempt to murder case. Kaur has been in Haryana Police custody since January 12, over a labour protest demanding higher wages which coincided with the ongoing farmers' agitation at Kundli border point.
The PIL has been filed by Harman Preet Singh a Law Graduate alleging that the detained persons were illegally detained from the Singhu border, Ghazipur border and Tikri border, in the absence of any FIR, thereby violating the basic fabric of liberty.
As per the verbal order, the implementation of the three laws have been stayed till further orders and a committee of agricultural economists would look into the laws and would talk to protesters and Government on this issue and apprise the Court.
The Court has been hearing a batch of petitions, including some which want the farmers moved since they were blockading the capital. The bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, Justices A.S.Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian had harsh words for the government's inability to address the farmers' concerns.
The Bharat Bandh called by farmers on December 8 Tuesday has begun. The strike has hit transport, office attendance and shops, fruits and vegetables supplies in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, UP, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh.
According to the petitioner, CBI had filed criminal cases against him and his wife under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and they had been tried before the Court of Special CBI Judge, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal.