The Chhattisgarh High Court on Thursday sought a reply from the state authorities on two petitions filed by IPS officer GP Singh, who was suspended early this month in reference to a disproportionate asset case and later booked for sedition.
A single bench of Justice Narendra Kumar Vyas, whereas asking the federal government to furnish a reply, additionally directed the state to submit case diaries in each the issues (document of investigation), Mr Singh’s counsel Kishore Bhaduri mentioned.
The excessive courtroom posted the matter for additional listening to on July 20, he mentioned.
In his pleas, the 1994-batch IPS officer has alleged prejudice in submitting of the corruption case and sought quashing of the FIR within the sedition matter, Mr Bhaduri mentioned.
Mr Singh, who was posted as director of the state police academy, was suspended on July 5 after a case was lodged in opposition to him below the Prevention of Corruption Act by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Economic Offense Wing (EOW).
The disproportionate asset (DA) case was filed after the ACB/EOW carried out raids from July 1 to three at round 15 places linked to the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP)-rank officer.
Searches at his premises had unearthed movable and immovable belongings price round Rs 10 crore, ACB officers had claimed.
Based on paperwork recovered through the raids, the Raipur police had, on July 8, registered a sedition case in opposition to Singh for allegedly “selling enmity and hatching a conspiracy in opposition to the established authorities and public representatives”.
Later, Mr Singh filed separate petitions in disproportionate asset (DA) and sedition circumstances, Mr Bhaduri mentioned.
In the plea associated to the DA case, the officer has sought a keep on the probe of the ACB and EOW and claimed motion had been taken in opposition to him with prejudice, he mentioned.
The IPS officer has additionally sought that the DA case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or different impartial companies to make sure a good probe, Mr Bhaduri mentioned.
The petitioner has demanded quashing of the FIR associated to sedition, saying the case doesn’t stand because it was lodged on the premise of a “torn” piece of paper which was not recovered from his home, the lawyer mentioned.
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