Jailed Shiromani Akali Dal chief Bikram Singh Majithia has been granted bail in a medication case by way of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The Akali chief used to be charged on December 20 and despatched to prison on January 24, after the Punjab meeting elections – which he contested unsuccessfully – ended.
Mr Majithia has lengthy maintained that the instances had been politically motivated, contending they’d already been investigated by way of high-ranking cops.
Mr Majithia had misplaced from Amritsar East meeting constituency after the Aam Aadmi Party scored an enormous victory in Punjab.
Hailing from a politically influential circle of relatives, the arguable Akali chief gained from the Majithia constituency within the 2007 meeting elections for the primary time. The 46-year-old retained the seat in 2012 and 2017.
He has been a minister within the Akali Dal governments between 2007 and 2017. Mr Majithia held the Environment, Revenue, NRI affairs in addition to Science and Technology portfolios.
Mr Majithia is the brother of former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and brother-in-law of Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal.