Court dismisses bail plea of IAS officer Ravi Inder Singh

A Delhi Court on Monday refused to grant bail to suspended IAS officer Ravi Inder Singh, accused of passing official information from Home Ministry to unauthorised persons.

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 19:42 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Monday refused to
grant bail to suspended IAS officer Ravi Inder Singh, accused
of passing official information from Home Ministry to
unauthorised persons, saying the nature and gravity of his
alleged offence is sufficient to deny any relief.

"The nature of his offence, the gravity of his act and
the position and the power he wielded is sufficient to deny
the relief sought. They are all sufficient to influence
witnesses and negates evidence," Special Judge Rakesh
Siddharth said.

Singh, who was working as Director (Internal Security)
in the Home Ministry, and Vineet Kumar, CMD of Kolkata-based
Temptation Food Pvt Ltd, who was allegedly acting as a
middleman for him, were arrested by Delhi Police`s Special
Cell on November 23.

The IAS officer allegedly took illegal gratification
from co-accused Kumar in the form of his lodging expenses at a
guest house here since his deputation to New Delhi from
Kolkata in January this year. He also allegedly used a car
provided by Kumar.

Kumar was also accused of acting at the behest of a
US-based telecom company to procure information relating to
some files.

A case was registered against the duo under various
provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian
Penal Code dealing with criminal conspiracy and destruction of
evidence.

PTI