HC stays election of Forest Minister’s wife as Hockey President

JAMMU, JUL 22: In a suit filed by Romal Singh seeking declaration to the effect that the election of Kanta Andotra, w/o Lal Singh as President, G. S. Bakshi as General Secretary, Sheikh Mahmood Maqbool as Senior Vice President, defendant Asima Ali and S. Ranbir Singh as Vice Presidents of Hockey Jammu and Kashmir is illegal; the City Judge Jammu, M S Manhas observed that from the perusal of material/documents on record and the averments made in the plaint, it reveals that applicants/plaintiffs have succeeded to make out a prima facie case in their favour and balance of convenience also lies in favour of the applicants/ plaintiffs. Notice is dispensed in view of the emergency urged by the Ld. Counsel for applicants/ plaintiffs. In order to protect the applicant/ plaintiff from irreparable loss/ injury and in order to preserve the suit property, the illegal election of non-applicants/ defendants No: 1 to 5 as President, General Secretary, Senior Vice President and Vice Presidents is temporarily stayed till next date of hearing. JNF