Sikhs Community – Rights Group To Challenge Dismissal In US Court of Appeals
Rights group will take the human rights violation case against CM Badal to the US Court of Appeals asking for a remand to depose CM Badal personally before a US Federal Judge on the issue of the service of summons. In its May 17 order, the US District Court in Wisconsin ruled that Badal was never served with the court summons as being claimed by the rights group ‘Sikh for Justice’ (SJF), which had filed the case against him.
Rights group will approach US Court of Appeals to challenge the Judge Adelman’s ruling dismissing the lawsuit and will present evidence establishing witness tampering; obstruction of justice and harassment of US based victims of human rights violation by CM Badal. SFJ have retained the services of a top Chicago based law firm and famed Super Lawyers “Pavich Law Group” with Honorable Ian Levin, a former US Federal Judge, who have experience in cases related to human rights violations filed under Alien Tort Claims Act and Torture Victim Protection Act.
Parkash BadalThe appeal to the US Circuit Court will be based on that Judge Adelman erred in his ruling while dismissing the law suit on the ground that that it is a simple case of “mistaken identity” and a US Department of Justice interpreter received the summons instead of CM Badal. Judge while ruling failed to consider the Badal’s inability to produce any direct evidence that he was in fact at Boelter Superstore and not at the Oak Creek High School during the crucial period from 4:40 pm to 5:10 PM on August 09; refusal to grant additional time to the SFJ for discovery of evidence showing nexu s between Badal, Kalra and other witnesses; and not allowing to depose Badal who is the main witness on the issue of service.
Surinderpal Singh Kalra an ex-Director of World Sikh Council, who claims to have received summons instead of CM Badal, testified before the Judge Adelman that he had no knowledge about the lawsuit against CM Badal until February 2013 when he accidently found the original summons in the trunk of his car, he “did not know that papers received by him on August 09 2012 were summons issued against CM Badal”?
Judge Adelman should have strike down Kalra’s testimony and disqualified him as witness, because Kalra admitted during his deposition that he “remained in closed door meeting with Punjab Government Officials at Hotel Pfister in Milwaukee on February 21 immediately prior to testifying in the court.” Kalra could not explain to the Court purpose of his three hour long meeting with Badal government agents Ananya Gautam DIG Counter Intelligence, Sanjeev K Rampal SSP and head of CM Badal’s security chief and Advocate General Sidhu.
Claiming the case to be of “witness tampering” and “obstruction of justice” and not of mistaken identity as ruled by Judge Adelman, attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, legal advisor to SJF stated that evidence will be produced before Circuit Court of Appeals showing that before successfully coaxing Karla to falsely claim to have been served, agents of CM Badal had approached several members of Sikh community asking them to testify that they had received the summons on August 09 instead of CM Badal.
SFJ and SAD (Amritsar) a political party headed by Simranjit Singh Mann filed a human rights violations case against CM Badal on charges of commanding and shielding the police force which is responsible for extra judicial killings and continuous human rights violations against the Sikh community in Punjab.
Sikhs community has also planned to start worldwide protest in coming June , against The 1984 anti-Sikhs Massacre.