High Court slams government for not being able to produce controversial godman Rampal for hearing
Hisar: Punjab and Haryana High Court has slammed the state government for not being able to produce godman Rampal on the scheduled date of hearing.
Rampal on Monday morning had said that he will not appear before Punjab and Haryana High court in the contempt case on health grounds.
Rampal showed signs of relenting as his close aides on Sunday night said he would obey the High Court directive and appear before it if his “health” permits.Contending that the 63-year-old Rampal is not well, he said doctors will again review his health on Monday morning and see if he can travel to Chandigarh.”
Punjab and Haryana High Court had on Monday last issued a fresh non-bailable arrest warrant against Rampal in a contempt case and asked as to why his bail in a 2006 murder case should not be cancelled.
Rampal has been charged with interfering in judicial proceedings during the hearing of a case in the Hisar sessions court.
On July 15, his supporters had marched inside the district court complex in Hisar and tried to create trouble in the court proceedings.
The high court took cognisance of the case and issued notices to Rampal and the state government. As he failed to appear before it, the court had last week issued non-bailable warrant against Rampal and asked the Haryana government to produce him and his aide Ram Kunwar Dhaka before it.