Tape leak case:Accused moves HC for bail

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Chennai, Sep 2 (UNI) A Special Assistant in the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department, who was arrested for an alleged leak of a taped conversation between the then Chief Secretary and the Director of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC),has moved Madras High Court seeking bail.

In his petition, A Sankar claimed he was innocent and made a scrapegoat in the matter relating to the publication of the conversation.

He was arrested on July 17 from the DVAC office. Mr Sankar claimed he was abused by the police and tortured in custody.A perusal of the FIR did not disclose the ingredients of any offence, he claimed.

The case was an example of worst human rights violations. Without application of mind, the police registered the case as a knee-jerk reaction. There was no evidence he had knowledge about the recordings made by the Director of DVAC.

The Principal Sessions Court had earlier dismissed his bail application on August 18.


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