Suspended IAS officer moves court for bail

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New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Suspended senior IAS officer RaviInder Singh, arrested for allegedly passing sensitiveinformation of the Union Home Ministry to unauthorised personsin return for personal gains, today moved a Delhi court forbail.

In his bail plea to Special Judge Sangeeta DhingraSehgal, Singh said the Special Cell of Delhi Police hasalready completed its probe and filed the chargesheet.

"The investigation of the case now stands concluded andhence, there is no apprehension of the applicant (Singh)interfering with the course of investigation or destroying anydocumentary evidence," Singh said in his application.

The court has slated February 21 to hear the plea.

The officer further said the documentary evidence, onwhich the prosecution''s case is based, is already in thecustody of the court and there is no possibility of itstampering at this stage.

Citing his "impeccable record", the IAS officer termedhimself "a victim of some deep-rooted conspiracy."

"The applicant has had an impeccable record as agovernment servant and is only a victim of some deep-rootedconspiracy." said Singh''s bail plea.

The court has already taken cognisance of the chargesheetfiled against Singh and his accomplices by the Delhi police.

The chargesheet, running into 2,343 pages, is for Singh''strial along with that of Kolkata-based businessman VineetKumar, Chairman-Cum-Managing Director of Temptation Foods PvtLtd on various charges, including those for hatching criminalconspiracy and destroying evidence under the Indian Penal Codeand bribing a government official under the Prevention ofCorruption Act.

Singh, the erstwhile director in Home Ministry''sInternal Security wing, was arrested in November last yearalong with Kumar, who was allegedly acting as a middleman forhim.

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