Patna: A vigilance court on Monday dismissed
the anticipatory bail plea of senior Congress MLA and former
Bihar Assembly Speaker Sadanand Singh and 15 others in a case
related to irregularities in appointments of clerks between
2000 and 2005.
Singh was the Speaker of the state Assembly during
Designated Vigilance Judge Ajit Kumar Sinha turned
down the bail plea of Singh and 15 others after the state
vigilance counsel strongly opposed their prayers.
The state vigilance bureau is probing alleged
irregularities and illegal appointment of clerks at junior
grade by the then Speaker "in connivance with the officials of
The bureau has named 42 officials, including Sadanand
Singh, who was once president of the state Congress unit, the
then Secretary of the Assembly JP Pal, the then deputy
secretary Rajkishore Rawat, the then deputy secretary N K
Singh and then under secretary B Prasad among others.