Two former army officers who joined the ongoing farmers’ agitation on Delhi’s borders against the new agricultural laws have filed a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking anticipatory bail. The High Court has issued a notice to the Delhi Police in this matter and sought an answer. Both former army officers have said that the Delhi Police has gone to their house to interrogate them because of their involvement in the movement.
Justice Mukta issued notice to the Delhi Police and summoned the reply. Earlier, former Major General Satbir Singh of the Army and Captain V.K. On behalf of Gandhi (VSM), senior advocate Salman Khurshid said that his clients have been consistently supporting the peasant movement and have also gone to the dharna. Khurshid told the High Court that in connection with the recent violence, Delhi Police had gone to his client’s house to question him.
Anticipating the arrest, the two former military officers told the High Court that they had not been involved in any kind of violence or activities such as making inflammatory speeches. The lawyer told the High Court that former Major General Satbir Singh is the chairman of the Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement and was playing an active role in the movement related to ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP), while former Captain Gandhi is the Vice President of the Indian Ex-Serviceman Movement. .
Senior Advocate Khurshid has expressed apprehensions in the anticipatory bail plea that the Delhi Police may arrest his clients in a fake case due to their involvement in the peasant movement.
During the hearing of the case, the counsel appearing for the Delhi Police said that at present he is not in a position to say anything in the case of the petitioner whether a case has been registered against him or not. After this, the court has issued a notice to the police to tell whether any FIR was filed against the petitioners. It has also been asked to tell if they need to be questioned.