MoH mole Ravi Inder in police custody for six days
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 00:07
  
New Delhi: IAS officer Ravi Inder Singh, posted as a director in the Union Home Ministry, was remanded in police custody for six days by a Delhi court on Wednesday for allegedly leaking sensitive information for personal gains.

Special Judge Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal also sent his co-accused and Kolkota-based businessman Vineet Kumar, who was allegedly acting as a broker on behalf of Singh, to six days police custody.

Seeking the remand of Singh, a 1994 batch officer, the Delhi Police said in the court that evidence has been collected against the IAS officer.

The police told the court that around 12,000 telephone conversations of Singh had been intercepted by it. The IAS officer, they said, was using three mobile numbers which he had procured on the basis of fictitious identity.

They also said that Singh did not stay in his official quarter and, instead, he was residing in a guest house in posh Greater Kailash.

The rent of Rs 50,000 per month for the guest house was being paid by a company, Temptation Food Pvt Ltd, which was managed by Vineet, police alleged.

The police claimed that Singh, a director in the internal security division of the ministry, had leaked information pertaining to a US-based telecom company, Telcordia for illegal gratification.

Singh was arrested last night on charges of conspiracy and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. He was arrested after the police interrogated him on allegations of misuse of his official position.

Singh was under surveillance of Delhi Police's Special Cell for more than a month. Initially, he was detained by the police and searches were carried out at his office and residence.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 00:07


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