US court dismisses case filed against Punjab CM

Chandigarh/May 18
A case filed against Punjab Chief minister Prakash Singh Badal in an US court of Eastern district of Wisconsin was dismissed on Saturday on account of wrong information.
A New York based rights body Sikhs for Justice has filed a case against Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal leader from Amritsar Simranjeet Singh Mann and others. The case was filed on August 8, 2012 when the Chief Minister was on visit to Wisconsin to mourn the death of seven innocent Sikhs in a shootout.
A Punjab government spokesperson said that the District Judge Lynn Adelman while pronouncing the judgment on Friday at Milwaukee, Wisconsin dismiss the petition filed by these organizations for failure to effectuate service.
“The plaintiff had alleged that they had served summons on Badal on August 9, 2012 at Oak Creek High School during a function organized by Department of Justice, US Government. While on the contrary the Chief Minister never visited that school on August 9, 2012 and was visiting the State Fair George Watts Store and Bolter Store,” said the spokesperson.
The spokesperson added that the district judge while accepting Badal’s motion to dismiss the suit observed that, “There is mountain of evidence” produced by the defendant that he was not anywhere near the school and summons were served on a wrong corner.