Date of hearing not yet fixed
Bilaspur:The suspended ADG and IPS, G P Singh, filed a petition in the High Court on Monday seeking bail in the corruption and disproportionate asset case. It is to be mentioned, the IPS has been arrested in the case.
The bail plea reads that he was asked more than 200 questions during police remand and he answered to all ther questions. After which, the ADG was sent to judicial custody.
The arrested ADG seeks bail on the ground that he should be given a chance to be heard after his interrogation and he needs to come out of jail for this. The date of hearing on his petition is yet to be fixed.
The arrested IPS was arrested by the EOW team from Noida on January 11 and kept on police remand for seven days. On January 18, he was produced in a special court which sent G P Singh to 14-day judicial custody.
G P Singh’s lawyer had sought bail from the court, but his plea was rejected. After the rejection of the bail application in the lower court, G P Singh’s lawyer Ashutosh Pandey has presented a bail application in the High Court.
It is said that the investigation of EOW has been completed. This is the reason why he was interrogated by taking police remand. It was also said in the petition that GP Singh has already replied to all the notices of the EOW before his arrest.
The EOW has made a case of disproportionate assets, but it did not give the arrested IPS officer an opportunity to furnish the details of his assets, which is violation of Article 14 of the Constitution. Therefore, G P Singh needs to come out of jail to give details of his assets under the constitutional right, said the lawyer of G P Singh.
First case since 2020 in which arrest was made
Petitioner’s lawyer Ashutosh Pandey has also said in the petition that after the establishment of EOW in the year 2020, this is the first such case of disproportionate assets, in which the arrest has been made. So far, in the cases of disproportionate assets, the concerned accused have been given an opportunity to submit the accounts of the assets. But, in this case the arrested accused has not been given time to give account of his property.