A US Court has dismissed the case filed by a New York based rights body ‘Sikhs for Justice’ against the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
A spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s office said that the circuit judges Posner, Rovner and Williams while pronouncing the judgment on November 26 ordered to dismiss the petition filed by this organization.
It may be recalled that the appeal was filed by the ‘Sikhs for Justice’ after the United States district court of Eastern district of Wisconsin had dismissed the case filed by ‘Sikhs for Justice’, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) led by Simranjeet Singh Mann and others on August 8, 2012 when the Chief Minister was on visit to Wisconsin to mourn the death of seven innocent Sikhs in a shootout tragedy. The hon’ble District Judge Lynn Adelman while pronouncing the judgment had ordered to 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. 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.