Bail plea of IAS officer Ravi Inder Singh adjourned

The Delhi High Court Tuesday adjourned to Jan 27 the bail plea of Ravi Inder Singh, a senior home ministry official arrested for allegedly leaking sensitive information of commercial interest to some private firms.

Last Updated: Jan 18, 2011, 16:06 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday adjourned to Jan 27 the bail plea of Ravi Inder Singh, a senior home ministry official arrested for allegedly leaking sensitive information of commercial interest to some private firms.

Justice Hema Kohli adjourned the matter after hearing arguments from defence counsel K.T.S Tusli. The Delhi Police Special Cell is yet to file a charge sheet in the case.

"There is no allegation against my client and the police were unable to prove charges against Singh in the Prevention of Corruption Act," said Tulsi.

The Special Cell is likely to file a charge sheet in the Tis Hazari court by Jan 23, when Singh will complete 60 days in judicial custody.

Singh, who was working as director (internal security) in the home ministry, and Vineet Kumar, chief of Kolkata-based Temptation Food Pvt Ltd who was allegedly acting as a middleman for him, were arrested by Nov 23.

The IAS officer looked after a division that among other things handled the row over BlackBerry.
Kumar allegedly paid the lodging expenses at a guesthouse for Singh, who had moved from Kolkata. Singh also allegedly used a car provided by Kumar.

"Being a good friend, he just informed Kumar and no file related to the Kolkata based Temptation Company was pending with the MHA (ministry of home affairs)," said Tulsi.
A case was registered against Singh and Kumar under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code dealing with criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence.

IANS