Home Min ‘mole’ Ravi Inder moves court for bail

Suspended senior IAS officer Ravi Inder Singh, arrested for allegedly passing sensitive information of the Union Home Ministry to unauthorised persons in return for personal gains, on Friday moved a Delhi court for bail.

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011, 20:27 PM IST

New Delhi: Suspended senior IAS officer Ravi
Inder Singh, arrested for allegedly passing sensitive
information of the Union Home Ministry to unauthorised persons
in return for personal gains, on Friday moved a Delhi court for
bail.

In his bail plea to Special Judge Sangeeta Dhingra
Sehgal, Singh said the Special Cell of Delhi Police has
already completed its probe and filed the chargesheet.
"The investigation of the case now stands concluded and
hence, there is no apprehension of the applicant (Singh)
interfering with the course of investigation or destroying any
documentary evidence," Singh said in his application.

The court has slated February 21 to hear the plea.

The officer further said the documentary evidence, on
which the prosecution`s case is based, is already in the
custody of the court and there is no possibility of its
tampering at this stage.

Citing his "impeccable record", the IAS officer termed
himself "a victim of some deep-rooted conspiracy."

"The applicant has had an impeccable record as a
government servant and is only a victim of some deep-rooted
conspiracy." said Singh`s bail plea.

The court has already taken cognisance of the chargesheet
filed against Singh and his accomplices by the Delhi police.

The chargesheet, running into 2,343 pages, is for Singh`s
trial along with that of Kolkata-based businessman Vineet
Kumar, Chairman-Cum-Managing Director of Temptation Foods Pvt
Ltd on various charges, including those for hatching criminal
conspiracy and destroying evidence under the Indian Penal Code
and bribing a government official under the Prevention of
Corruption Act.
Singh, the erstwhile director in Home Ministry`s
Internal Security wing, was arrested in November last year
along with Kumar, who was allegedly acting as a middleman for
him.

PTI