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BPSC Chairman's petition rejected

Written by: Staff
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Patna, Mar 02 (UNI) Special Vigilance judge of Patna Ramnivas Prasad today rejected the seperate petitions filed by Bihar Public Serivice Commission (BPSC) Chairman Ramsinghasan Singh and 11 others accused and extended their judicial remand till March 13.

The case was related to the irregularities committed in Bihar administrative services (limited) competetive examination conducted by BPSC in 2003.

By filing petitions in court, it was urged by the accused that there was no sanction report for prosecution against them along with the chargesheet filed by the Vigilance Investigation Bureau, hence their judicial remand should not be extended and they should be released.

While opposing the prayer, it was contended by the Special Public Prosecutor of the Bureau that cognizance against all the accused had already been taken under the various section of Indian Penal Code (IPC) so their petitions were not maintainable.

After hearing both sides, the judge rejected all the petitions filed by the accused and sent back them to jail by extending their judicial remand.

A chargesheet was filed by the Bureau on February 25 against all the 12 incarcerated accused following an FIR registered on December 29 last year under various sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act.

But there was no sanction order for launching prosecution required under the law hence the court had taken cognizance in the case only under the various sections of IPC on February 27 last and directed the Bureau to file sanction order.

UNI/XC/DH SJC/RL PM1953

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