Ex-DSP Shailendra Singh released on bail

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Lucknow, Oct 1 (UNI) Shailendra Singh, the former Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Congress leader who was allegedly sent behind bars for vandalising the office of State Information Commissioner (SIC), was today granted bail by a local court here.

Additonal Sessions Judge Shashikant released Singh, the chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Congress task force on a RTI, on bail of Rs 20,000.

Singh's counsel Kapil Pratap Singh claimed that the former DSP was being falsely trapped to prevent him from appearing in the Supreme Court on a case on the misuse of public funds at the Ambedkar Memorial in the state capital.

The former DSP had filed a petition in the SC over misuse of public funds in the construction of Ambedkar memorial, including installation of over 60 stone elephants -- the election symbol of BSP, at the cost of Rs one crore each. The SC had asked Singh to file a rejoinder in the case on September 29 and appear before the court.

The government counsel had, however, said the former DSP was arrested as he led a group and ransacked the office of the SIC office on September 26.

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