Washington: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who is on a visit to the US, has been served the summons issued by a US court in a human rights violation case for alleged torture of Sikhs in his state, according to petitioners.

The lawsuit contends that Badal had command and control of law enforcement officials, who “inflicted cruel and inhumane treatment and extrajudicial death” on three named plaintiffs and thousands of other unnamed members of a requested class of plaintiffs.

Badal is visiting Milwaukee for a wedding and to attend the funerals of victims in Sunday’s Gurdwara shooting in which six Sikhs were killed.

The US District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin has issued summons to Badal. He has to respond within 21 days of receiving the summons.


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