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Court defers hearing in Khaira case to Nov 30 

Abohar: The Fazilka district court today deferred the hearing in a case against AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira to November 30.The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge had summoned Khaira to face trial as an additional accused in a 2015 drugs seizure case.Khaira had a filed petition in the High Court, challenging the order. The HC Bench quashed the non-bailable warrants issued against Khaira for November 30. The court asked Khaira to approach the trial court for anticipatory bail.His name had come up in the case after the arrest of nine smugglers in Fazilka. The police had recovered 2-kg heroin, 24 gold biscuits, a country-made pistol and two Pakistani SIM cards from them. They were sentenced three to 20 years in jail. The court had summoned Khaira through the same order.Khaira had described the case a “classical instance of political vendetta”. However, the HCobserved that the FIR was registered in 2015 when the Congress was not in power. To Khaira’s argument that call records being cited was not admissible, the court said whether evidence is relevant, irrelevant, admissible or inadmissible were matters to be seen at the trial. Sources said Khaira will move the SC.

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