Court sends IAS Singh, aide to judicial custody

A Delhi court today remanded suspended IAS officer Ravi Inder Singh and his associate to 14 days judicial custody in a corruption case relating to leaking of information to unauthorised persons.

Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 22:32 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court today remanded
suspended IAS officer Ravi Inder Singh and his associate to 14
days judicial custody in a corruption case relating to leaking
of information to unauthorised persons.

Special Judge Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal declined the plea of
the police seeking three more days to interrogate the officer
and also refused to grant bail to his businessman associate
Vineet Kumar.

Delhi police`s Special Cell, which arrested the duo on
November 23, sought extension of the custodial interrogation
of Singh by three days more in order to help investigators
recover two out of four mobile phones that he allegedly used
during his stint as Director of the Internal Security at the
Ministry of Home Affairs.

Public prosecutor Rajeev Mohan submitted that the officer
has been "evasive" in his reply during his interrogation with
regard to three mobile phones obtained on fictitious identity.
Advocate O P Wadhwa, appearing for Singh, opposed the
application of the police on the ground that he had already
been in the custody of the investigators for six days, besides
being quizzed by them in detention for two days.

Mohan also submitted before the court that the police had
already got a statement of Vodafone official recorded under
Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code from whom Singh got
the information with regard to tapping of four mobile phones.

-PTI