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Revealed:October 31, 2017 5:50 am
Further Advocate Common (AAG) of Haryana, Naveen Kaushik, who was allegedly seen aiding the defence counsel in trial proceedings within the Junaid Khan homicide case final week, was among the many first legal professionals to be chosen on the federal government panel when the BJP got here to energy within the state in 2014.
Kaushik has been related to the RSS since his childhood, as per his personal admission, and is organising secretary of the Bharatiya Bhasha Abhiyan within the north area for the final two-and-a-half years. He’s additionally related to the Chandigarh unit of Adhivakta Parishad, an RSS-affiliated advocates’ organisation.
Kaushik, towards whom the Classes Decide, Faridabad, has sought motion for “suggesting inquiries to be put to the witnesses” on the trial, has maintained that he had nothing to do with the proceedings of Junaid case. He claims he was there solely to assist his lawyer buddy, who had moved an utility earlier than the trial court docket that proof ought to be recorded in Hindi.
“There may be nothing towards me,” Kaushik advised The Indian Categorical on Monday. “Every time I’m requested to reply, I’ll present my rationalization, as I’ve already finished. I really feel maybe it was solely a false impression and I’m hopeful it is going to be corrected.”
Kaushik mentioned that no rationalization has been sought from him from the Advocate Generals (AG) workplace but. AG Baldev Raj Mahajan couldn’t be contacted regardless of repeated makes an attempt.
Thought of near the M L Khattar authorities, Kaushik was seen on TV debates within the run-up to 2014 state elections, talking for the BJP. “He was at all times launched as a spokesperson or chief of the social gathering,” mentioned a political skilled who had appeared with Kaushik on native channels as a co-panelist on a number of events.
Kaushik’s social media profile additionally supplies a peek into his shut affiliation with the incumbent authorities. In one of many images uploaded in Might 2015, Kaushik is seen with Chief Minister Khattar. “Because of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana and Ld. Advocate Common Haryana for gracing the event of Dinner Hosted be me…,” states the photo-caption. The dinner was hosted with different authorities legal professionals.
Haryana’s Political and Parliamentary Affairs Division on Might 25 this 12 months had chosen Kaushik as a member of the state-level organising committee meant for commemorating the delivery centenary of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh chief Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, who issued notification on the structure of the committee, Chief Minister Khattar, and his Cupboard colleagues are within the committee.
Calling the AAG’s look within the trial case as “skilled misconduct”, the periods choose within the order had mentioned that the matter ought to be communicated to Punjab & Haryana Excessive Court docket, Chandigarh, “for taking it up with the State Authorities, Workplace of Advocate Common, Haryana and Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh for taking obligatory motion towards him.”
Chairman of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Jai Vir Yadav, advised The Indian Categorical that they’re but to obtain any communication on the matter.
The counsel for the sufferer’s household, R S Cheema, mentioned they’ll attraction for keep of all proceedings within the trial court docket on Wednesday, when their plea searching for switch of the probe to CBI comes up for listening to. “It reveals the federal government is hand in glove with the accused,” Cheema mentioned on the trial court docket’s newest order.
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