New Delhi: A Delhi Police official, who was suspended for allegedly trying to extort Rs 10 lakh from two Delhi University students by threatening to trap them in a false case of drug peddling, has been granted bail by a court here which said the prosecution's story was "not fool proof".
The court released head constable Raj Singh on bail on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and noted that the complainant's statement has been recorded.
It said rest of the collection of evidence appeared to be documentary in nature i.E. CDR etc., to know the call details/ connectivity between persons involved and their locations.
Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Pandit said that as per the prosecution, the accused was handed over to the police around 6 PM on April 10 and was medically examined at 10 PM.
"He was having injuries...No plausible reason forwarded by prosecution as to how these injuries came on Raj Singh.
"Now all these suggest that the story of prosecution is not fool proof/without any inconsistency," the court said.
The court also granted anticipatory bail to suspended Assistant Sub Inspector Mukesh, another accused in the case, and directed him to join the probe and not interfere in the investigation or create pressure on the witnesses.
Apart from them, the other two accused in the case are head constable Harjinder and their civilian accomplice Vipin.
Advocate Rajesh Sharma, who appeared for Singh, sought bail on the ground that the official was having many enemies on account of his police duty and that he was abducted by the complainant and his companions for murdering him.
He argued that when a call was made by an independent person stating that some persons have abducted Singh and there was no escape for the complainant and his companions, they cooked up this story of extortion.
According to the prosecution, the three police officials allegedly picked up two boys, who are pursuing B.Com from a DU college in Janakpuri area on April 10.
They allegedly demanded Rs 10 lakh from the two boys, threatening to implicate them in a case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, it said.