Stay on Amar Singh`s arrest extended till October 28

The Allahabad High Court extended till October 28 the stay on the arrest of Amar Singh.

Updated: Sep 20, 2010, 21:25 PM IST

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Monday
extended till October 28 the stay on the arrest of Rajya Sabha
MP Amar Singh in connection with an FIR accusing him of having
committed financial irregularities when Samajwadi Party was in
power in Uttar Pradesh.

The order was passed by a Division Bench comprising
justices Vineet Saran and Y C Gupta on a writ petition filed
by Singh who was himself present in the court along with
fellow RS member Ram Jethmalani.

Singh had moved the court challenging the FIR filed
last year at Babupurwa police station of Kanpur by Shivkant
Tripathi who had alleged that the former SP general secretary,
who was chairman of the UP Development Council when the party
was in power, had been responsible for financial
irregularities in awarding contracts to a number of private
companies.

Singh has refuted the allegations saying that the post
of the chairman of the Development Council was advisory in
nature and he had no say in awarding of contracts to any
private company.

A separate writ petition, filed by Tripathi, seeking
the court`s directions for expeditious investigation into the
matter has also been clubbed together with Singh`s petition.
The matter will now be taken up for hearing on October
28.

PTI