On Thursday, the Punjab and Haryana High Court gave the Haryana government notice regarding a plea in Mamman Khan vs. State of Haryana and Others asking for the formation of a high-level Special Investigation (SIT) to look into the cases relating to recent communal violence in the Nuh district.
After Congress MLA Mamman Khan submitted his petition, Justice Vikas Bahl requested the state government’s response. Interesting to note was that during the hearing itself, Mamman Khan learned that he had also been named as an accused party in one of the instances involving violence.
Khan consequently asked for protection from coercive measures as well. Senior Advocate RS Cheema asked the court to grant Khan the freedom to seek the proper remedy for the protection of his liberty during the hearing on behalf of Khan. The demand was granted.
Khan further emphasised the importance of the SIT being constituted of officials with at least the rank of Inspector General of Police. The Court issued notice on the same and posted the case for further consideration on October 19.
“Notice of motion with respect to the limited prayer made by learned Senior Counsel for the petitioner. Liberty is granted to the petitioner to seek appropriate remedy for protection of liberty in accordance with law,” the order said.